Mix this product in my soil for my flower garden and two weeks later I can see the difference, I thought I last my flowers but this product gave them a new life!
This seriously saved my spider plants :)
I bought this bc the description states this is activated charcoal, but nowhere on the bag does it state that it is activated charcoal. Also, I expected this to be chunky and it is more the consistency of coffee grounds. I’m disappointed, but will still use the product in my soil.
I happened to have 2 string bean plants that germinated at the same time, so they were basically the same size before I used the biochar. I decided to experiment and put a little bit of biochar in the soil for one plant. The pictures above are about 2 weeks later. Without my pointing out which is which, I think you can see quite clearly that one is larger and greener than the other. That's the one that has the biochar. (I took the pictures at about the same distance [1.5'] so that the plant size is comparable.)Need I say more?(For those of you who might be skeptic, I am doing another "experiment." I have put some biochar in the soil of the plant that did not get any to see if it will get larger and greener. I'll will get back to you on how that goes...)BTW, I did not have to put much. I don't think I even added 1 tsp to the soil. And since the plant was already in the ground when I got the biochar, I did not prepare the soil in advance. Just added the biochar, mixed, watered, and voila!Another aside: The pieces are small, but not a powder, so it doesn't blow away or choke you. In case you were wondering... I know I was. : )One more thing: I picked this one out of the ones that I researched because it is heavier than the others, so cost-wise, this is the best buy. Go by weight, not by volume because some of the other biochars have larger pieces, so you will get less in the same volume.Happy growing!
I’ve been having a terrible year with plant pests and then a sudden and wide-spread case of blight on my houseplants. It’s been a huge bummer and massively exhausting to deal with. I need to repot most of my collection for the third time as an emergency measure and wanted to really do as much as possible to make a very airy substrate blend with good quality components. Aside from previous use of orchid mixes with chunks of activated charcoal I’ve never used or purchased a charcoal additive for my substrates but am curious to give it a try. I prefer to use an entirely soilless mixture made up of coco coir (coco bricks are cost effective and go a long way, plus they’re easy to keep on hand and prevent contamination in them unlike bags of soil), perlite and/or pumice and a chunkier bark. Because I thought this was a chunky form of charcoal rather than crushed powder I’ll have to purchase a different kind to fulfill my needs in this specific instance, which is a huge bummer since I’ll have to wait for that to arrive and put off repotting for a couple more days. The mistake is probably more my error in haste as well as inexperience with this type of soil additive as I didn’t realize a crushed or powdered form was even an option versus the chunky kind. Ultimately I will likely end up using this outdoors for general soil conditioning when I reseed some areas of my very sandy yard this fall. I have no doubt this product will be beneficial for overall soil conditioning for that application and look forward to giving it a try. You do get a decent amount of product for the price.