Raw biochar, fresh from a burner, is bone dry, empty and lifeless.
To be immediately effective in soil,
biochar must be modified to interact with minerals, microbes & roots.
This preparation consists of 4 simple steps
to charge char with nutrient ions & occupy its micropores with microbes.
The 4 M's
Main purpose is to fill char micropores (photo at right) with water, nutrients & microbes
that deliver nutrients, energy & community to support healthy growth of plants:
Moisten: add water to reduce dust & fill micropore sponge
Micronize: reduce particle size, from 1/4-inch to dust
Mineralize: add nutrient cations & anions to charge the char
Microbe Inoculation: blend with cultures of Soil Food Web microbes
Prepare Terra Char for Soil
Terra Char brings soil to life by three services:
Sponge to soak up and hold water & nutrients
Storehouse to accumulate & supply nutrient ions
Substrate to provide habitat for living microbes
to supply minerals to plants with great efficiency
Biochar Use in Soil
5-page Grower Guide
Biochar persists for centuries in soil
because microbes don't eat biochar,
they live in it.
Biochar is water, food & houses
for fully functional communities
of these least of all life.