What is biochar?
Wakefield Biochar is a premium quality soil conditioner that gives your plantings the best opportunity for success because it helps create a healthier soil. And, as an added bonus biochar soil conditioner contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere by returning carbon to the soil. Biochar is not a new product for your soil. It is actually a solution for great soil health that has been forgotten over the years. With a gentle nudge we are happy to help remind the world of its benefits.
The Wakefield Difference
We are absolutely proud of our line Biochar Soil Conditioner.
It's great stuff... but why are we different than other soil conditioners (soil conditioners = stuff to help your garden grow). The first point is the obvious inclusion of biochar. Biochar unlocks the full potential of your soil, your seed and the plants that will grow.
But, here is the problem... biochar is not a replacement for your soil. We hate to bring down the fun-meter on this party. When you open a bag of Wakefield Biochar Soil Conditioner you won't see an ethereal glow and rainbows. Biochar is very, very helpful but we want you to use it correctly. Biochar Soil Conditioner is a USDA Certified Biobased Product and we made sure it will have a low dust factor so you are only dealing with a consistent particle size.
Around an ounce of biochar can have the surface area of a high school soccer field. And, if that soccer field uses biochar it will grow faster and fuller. I hope someone has a really good mower this season!
There is a difference in biochar manufacturers and we work very hard to be the best at it. So, when you use Wakefield Biochar you will benefit from all of these awesome things:
- Increase In Plant Growth
Proven in farms, labs, backyards and container gardens around the world. Using biochar with your planting will produce healthier plants and more abundant crops.
- Drought Resistance
Keeps the moisture in the soil longer with all of the tiny pores built into the char structure. The strength of the carbon keeps intact for hundreds of years and gives your plants a fighting chance when the rain isn't coming as often as you need it.
- Better Health For Your Soil
The good nutrients stay in the soil longer and keep your plants healthy. There is a significant increase in microbial activity in your soil with biochar. The carbon structure creates a perfect shelter for micro-organisms to live and grow without being washed out or starved for nutrients. Your soil starts to improve immediately from the natural processes... pure organic love!
- Long Lasting Soil Benefits
Once you get the process started you can easily keep it going with minimal replenishment of biochar. It is recommended to allow the organic material (compost, crops and other green matter you may have added) to get into the soil to decompose. A little char will go a long way to sustaining a healthy soil ecosystem.