Before You Start… How is your soil?
Does it need a little help or a LOT of help?
It is good to consider the reality of your ‘soil situation’. Is the area you want to plant severely depleted of organic matter? If your soil looks more like the surface of Mars than a rich, black earthy soil then you will want to make sure you have some kind of compost or mulch combined with the biochar.
Ideally, the biochar needs to be mixed with some kind of organic matter and water to allow it to set up a solid structure for all the micro-organisms in the soil to find a home. If your soil is seriously depleted of organic matter you should use biochar by either mixing with your own compost or worm castings. It is also important to try to add water each day for a few days to biochar that has just been mixed into your soil.