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Gardening with biochar : supercharge your soil with bioactivated charcoal / Jeff Cox.

By: Cox, Jeff, 1940- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Description: 127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781612129556; 1612129552.Subject(s): Soil amendments | Biochar | Organic gardening
Contents:
What is biochar? -- Making biochar -- Inoculate your biochar -- Using biochar in the garden.
Summary: "Bio-activated 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."--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: September 2019
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Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
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S596.75 .C69 2019 (Browse shelf) Available 39352800176778
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references and index.

What is biochar? -- Making biochar -- Inoculate your biochar -- Using biochar in the garden.

"Bio-activated 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."--Provided by publisher.

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