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.
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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 BiocharChapter 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