Biochar, a charcoal-like substance produced through pyrolysis of organic materials, serves as a highly beneficial soil amendment in organic gardening. Its porous structure enhances soil structure by increasing porosity and reducing compaction, promoting better aeration, water retention, and nutrient availability for plant uptake. Biochar’s high cation exchange capacity helps retain nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, while also providing a habitat for beneficial soil microorganisms, fostering a balanced and resilient soil ecosystem. Additionally, it sequesters carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and contributes to mitigating climate change. Overall, integrating biochar into organic gardening practices improves soil health, enhances crop yields, and promotes environmental sustainability.


Category: SKU: BIOCHAR


Biochar is a type of charcoal that is produced through the process of pyrolysis, which involves heating organic material, such as wood, crop residues, or animal manure, in the absence of oxygen. This results in a highly porous material with a large surface area that can retain water, nutrients, and microorganisms. When used as an organic soil amendment in living grow mediums, biochar offers several agricultural benefits:

  1. Improved Soil Structure: Biochar helps to improve soil structure by increasing porosity and reducing compaction. This allows for better aeration and water infiltration into the soil, promoting root growth and enhancing overall soil health.
  2. Increased Water Retention: Due to its porous nature, biochar has the ability to hold onto water and release it slowly over time. This helps to improve soil moisture retention, reducing the frequency of irrigation and making plants more resilient to drought conditions.
  3. Enhanced Nutrient Retention: Biochar has a high cation exchange capacity (CEC), which means it can bind and hold onto nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, preventing them from leaching out of the soil. This results in improved nutrient availability for plant uptake, leading to healthier and more productive crops.
  4. Carbon Sequestration: Biochar is a stable form of organic carbon that can remain in the soil for hundreds to thousands of years. By incorporating biochar into the soil, carbon is effectively sequestered, helping to mitigate climate change by reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
  5. Promotion of Beneficial Microorganisms: The porous structure of biochar provides a habitat for beneficial soil microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, which play important roles in nutrient cycling, disease suppression, and overall soil fertility. By enhancing microbial activity, biochar contributes to a more balanced and resilient soil ecosystem.
  6. Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions: When applied to soil, biochar can help to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide by providing a stable environment for microbial processes that mitigate their production.

Overall, incorporating biochar into organic gardening practices can lead to healthier soils, improved plant growth, increased crop yields, and environmental sustainability. It is important to note that the effectiveness of biochar as a soil amendment depends on factors such as feed stock type, production method, application rate, and soil conditions, so it is advisable to carefully consider these factors when using biochar in agricultural settings.

Particle size : 0.425 – 1.64mm granule
Iodine Number471 mg/g
Fixed Carbon Content90 %
Ash Content3 %
Moisture content5 %
Bulk Density80 kg/m3
Average pore Diameter18 Å
Total Pore Volume245 cm3/kg
Micro-pore (below 1 nm) Volume182 cm3/kg
Total Surface Area551 m2/g
Micro-pore(below 1 nm) Area471 m2/g


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