Green Belt Biochar (25L)

  • We’ve been sensing a real buzz about Biochar right across the horticulture sector recently. So much so that we just had to get some.

  • Biochar is produced by thermal decomposition of organic material (biomass - in this case soft wood) under limited supply of oxygen, and at relatively low temperatures (<700°C).

  • The high stability of this sustainably sourced raw Biochar make it a wonderful soil conditioner, improving air flow, mitigating soil acidity and reducing the bulk-density of the heavy clay soils most of us in London have to deal with.

  • Unlike compost, Biochar will not decompose over time, which then allows soil to re-compact. A single application of Biochar remains effective for many (possibly thousands) of years, leaving your soil permanently improved in terms of drainage and aeration.

  • Mixing it with compost before digging in is, we think, the perfect nutrient and conditioning solution for most soil types.

  • An excellent substitute for Perlite.

  • And if that wasn’t enough, according to a 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Biochar incorporation into soil is an important route for CO2 removal from the atmosphere.

Read what the RHS has to say about Biochar.