BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR SOIL
WHAT IS BIOCHAR?
A powerful soil conditioner that we produce by heating up
fruit tree trimmings under a controlled process that transforms
the wood into a highly porous carbon-rich material.
Much of biochar or horticultural charcoal widely available is processed in ways such that their pore count and porous surface area is low – and thus yields little benefit in conditioning your soil.
WHAT IS 'BREATHING' BIOCHAR?
Nature Hut's Breathing Biochar is produced in-house
with our proprietary technology, and lab-certified
to contain up to 60x the porous surface area of other* biochar.
We call this 'Breathing Biochar', as the constant exchange of air
and water in and out of it's pores allows your soil to breathe too.
*Based on other common types biochar in the market.
WHAT BREATHING BIOCHAR DOES
HELPS YOUR SOIL DO MORE WITH LESS
As a soil conditioner, Breathing Biochar improves physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, potting mixes and substrates by:
holding water and releasing it to the plant
acting as a habitat for beneficial microbes
retaining nutrients and make them available to plants
promoting soil aeration
preventing soil compaction
By acting like mini storage reservoirs, Breathing Biochar
allows us to water less often on drier days and fertilize less
often as it reduces nutrient leaching during watering.
THE NATURE HUT DIFFERENCE
SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM HORTICULTURAL BENEFITS
Most 'horticultural charcoal' available locally are actually small scrap pieces
that didn't make the cut as grilling charcoal due to their smaller size.
Organic Breathing Biochar is developed and produced by Nature Hut with soil improvement in mind.
Support Healthy Microbes
Porous Surface Area
~ 5 - 15mm
Wide Range which may need
manual sorting or breaking
Support Healthy Microbes
THE ORIGINS OF BIOCHAR
We’re not the first to use biochar.
Scientists dug deep into the soil in the Amazon rainforest to unravel the mystery of some
regions that were expected to be barren as no plants grew in it for over 800 years,
yet they turned out surprisingly rich and fertile.
They found that by incorporating biochar into the soil to make terra preta, ancient Amazonian cultures were
creating a habitat for billions of beneficial fungi, bacteria, and other important soil organisms.
WHICH PLANTS CAN I USE THIS ON?
Indoor & Outdoor Plants
HOW MUCH TO USE?
For all edible and ornamental plants:
Use 8% - 10% by volume (according to pot size)
Use up to a full pot volume of Chunky Breathing Biochar.
HOW TO USE?
Mix well into potting mix which contains nutrients, for example:
from fertilizer / compost / vermicast
ADD INTO POTTING MIX
Mix an equal portion of compost / nutrients for 2 weeks in a closed
container, then mix into soil
Higher bulk density leads to
soil compaction, which
restricts root development.
Adding biochar lowers the bulk density
of soil by increasing soil porosity.
& Root Growth
Biochar is host to beneficial soil microbial populations in the rhizosphere which are important for root health.
Biochar can also improve soil fertility and plant nutrition, for better plant growth.
Due to it's charged surface and large surface area, biochar adsorbs nutrients in it's pores and releases it to plant roots.
It also helps soil hold on to nutrients to reduce nutrient loss from leaching.
Resistance To Infections
The addition of biochar to soil has
been found to induce systemic
resistance to infections in plants.
This includes foliar fungal pathogens such as powdery mildew and soil pathogens such as fusarium root rot.
Biochar can improve soil moisture retention and water holding
capacity due to it's porous nature.
It holds water in it's pores and
makes it available to your plants
for a longer period of time.
With it's many pores that adsorb and release air and oxygen, Breathing Biochar greatly increases soil aeration.
Chunky Breathing Biochar is also able
to improve the drainage of potting
mix due to it's larger particle size.