Gardening with BioChar: Supercharge Your Soil with Bioactivated Charcoal

Jeff Cox


Bio-activated charcoal — called biochar — is the new darling of organic gardeners, embraced for its outstanding abilities to enrich the soil and improve plant growth. Gardening with Biochar is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, making, and using it effectively in the home garden.

In this highly accessible handbook, long-time garden writer Jeff Cox explains what biochar is and provides detailed instructions for how it can be made from wood or other kinds of plant material, along with specific guidelines for using it to enrich soil, prevent erosion, and enhance plant growth. Now widely available at garden centers, biochar is also being lauded for its ability to sequester carbon in the soil, making it good for the health of the planet as well as the plants.

Copyright 2019 • Softcover • 128 pages

Table of Contents for Gardening with Biochar

Preface: Supercharge Your Soil

Introduction: The Amazing Origins of Biochar

1- What is Biochar?

2- Making Biochar

3- Inoculate Your Biochar

4- Using Biochar in the Garden

Praise for Gardening with Biochar

"Jeff Cox not only makes the science of biochar accessible, he makes it downright compelling. Whether you buy it or make it (Jeff shows you how easy it is), you will be using biochar in your gardens after this read." – Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients.

About Jeff Cox

Jeff Cox is the author of 21 books on gardening, cooking and wine. He was the managing editor of Organic Gardening and is a contributing editor to Horticulture, where he writes a regular column on the science of gardening. He gardens with biochar at his home in Sonoma County in California.

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