The Green Man's Blog

Using biochar to treat pond and waste water

The physical and chemical characteristics of biochar, particularly it’s charged, and high surface area make it ideal for treating pond and lake...
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Using biochar as an animal feed additive

Research and anecdotal evidence among farmers indicate that incorporating biochar into the diets of livestock leads to many benefits. The ecosystem...
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What's all the fuss over biochar?

In short, incorporating biochar into your soil boosts productivity for above (plants and animals) and below soils, reduces the requirements and costs...
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Wood Vinegar: A Natural bio-stimulant and pesticide all in one

Whether you’re a home gardener, hobby or large-scale farmer, you should all have a common goal: growing healthy plants and keeping them safe from...
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Soil preparation for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and is the best time of the year to get excited about all the planting and growing. Don’t rush it, though. To see...
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Biochar - a natural wonder for land remediation

Despite its original use some 2,000 years ago deep in the Amazonian rainforest, it is only relatively recently that scientists have begun to realise...
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An introduction to Wood Vinegar

Wood vinegar is a great choice for those wanting a 100% natural fertiliser for garden and plant growth. It is a plant bio-stimulant, helping to...
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The benefits and applications of Biochar as a soil additive

Biochar is a highly porous and a high-surface area charcoal substance that differs from other charcoals intended for soil use and is shown to provide...
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Why is biochar so effective in promoting plant growth?

In the past ten years or so everyone from industrial farmers to your average gardening-enthusiast would have heard the term “biochar” at least once....
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Biochar versus other forms of carbon

Carbon is one of the most commonly found elements in nature, and is essential to life. Carbon can come in a whole range of different forms, including...
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