Gardening with Biochar: Supercharge Your Soil with Bioactivated Charcoal: Grow Healthier Plants, Create Nutrient-Rich Soil, and Increase Your Harvest

Gardening with Biochar: Supercharge Your Soil with Bioactivated Charcoal: Grow Healthier Plants, Create Nutrient-Rich Soil, and Increase Your Harvest

by Jeff Cox

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Overview


Bioactivated charcoal — called biochar — is the new darling of organic gardeners, embraced for its outstanding abilities to enrich the soil and improve plant growth. Gardening with Biochar is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, making, and using it effectively in the home garden.

In this highly accessible handbook, long-time garden writer Jeff Cox explains what biochar is and provides detailed instructions for how it can be made from wood or other kinds of plant material, along with specific guidelines for using it to enrich soil, prevent erosion, and enhance plant growth. Now widely available at garden centers, biochar is also being lauded for its ability to sequester carbon in the soil, making it good for the health of the planet as well as the plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129556
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 435,146
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Jeff Cox is the author of 21 books on gardening, cooking, and wine, including Gardening with Biochar and From Vines to Wines. He was the managing editor of Organic Gardening for many years and is a contributing editor to Horticulture, where he writes a regular column on the science of gardening. He lives and gardens with biochar in Sonoma County in California.
 

Table of Contents


Preface: Supercharge Your Soil
Introduction: The Amazing Origins of Biochar
Chapter 1: What Is Biochar?
Chapter 2: Making Biochar
Chapter 3: Inoculate Your Biochar
Chapter 4: Using Biochar in the Garden
Appendices

    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Resources
    Metric Conversion Charts
    Index

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