Medium Charlie Charcoal 25 Ltrs

$23.00 inc. GST

Charlie Charcoal™ is a finely screened, high carbon soil amendment. Unlike most other biochar products, Charlie Charcoal™ has a low pH and high CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity) which makes it a perfect addition to alkaline sandy soils.

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Description

Charlie CHARCOAL

Charlie Charcoal™ helps retain applied fertilisers in the root zone whilst providing a perfect home for microbial life, assisting the health and vigour of your soil and plants.

Lowers pH of alkaline soils which improves
mineral uptake by plants!
Increases nutrient holding capacity in the root zone.
Supports soil microbial activity which help feed your plants.
Provides high level of silicon which improves plant disease resistance
Provides high levels of iron which combats iron deficiency and leaf chlorosis.
Provides high levels of iron which combats iron deficiency and leaf chlorosis.
Low phosphorus levels make it safe for use on native plants.
An excellent addition to compost bins and can reduce smells.
Improves wettability and water holding capacity in sandy soils
Increases soil organic matter and carbon levels on a permanent basis.
Improves paramagnetism

Application Rates

  • A minimum of 2-5 lts / m² is recommended.
  • Apply higher rates on very sandy soils (up to 10-12 lts / m²).
  • Turn into the top 100 mm of soil.
  • Add between 10% by volume to potting mixes.
  • Add up to 40% by volume when a low pH growing medium is required.
  • Add up to 10% by volume when making compost to support microbial activity
  • Charlie Charcoal™ s a perfect accompaniment to Rocky Rock Dust™.

Waterwise Product!

Charlie Charcoal™ is Waterwise endorsed – meaning independent tests have shown that plants grown in soil incorporating Charlie Charcoal™ need less water to survive. Great news for our sandy soil!

 

Charlie Charcoal

Does it help plants?

Charlie Charcoal™ helps retain applied fertilisers in the root zone whilst providing a perfect home for microbial life, assisting the health and vigour of your soil and plants.
Charlie Charcoal™ improves soil wettability and water holding of sandy soil, and increases drainage in clay soil.

Does it last?

In soil, charcoal (biochar) is considered permanent and can benefit the soil for thousands of years. It is highly porous, meaning that it holds onto water and nutrients, and is colonised by microbes. It is a highly stable way of adding humus to sandy soils, and has long term benefits; reducing fertiliser requirements and leaching.

Certified Organic

Charlie Charcoal™ is non-toxic and safe to use for all plants. It is Certified Organic.

Certified Organic Charcoal

Super Tip!

We can also supply beneficial microbes to inoculate Charlie Charcoal™ before using it in your soil. Super charge it by adding liquid nutrients like kelp, fish hydrolysate or worm juice – mix the nutrient liquid with a bucket of water, tip 5 litres of the liquid into a bucket of Charlie Charcoal™ and leave for a few hours before applying.

Or – if that sounds too complicated – incorporate Charlie Charcoal™ into the soil, then give the area a good dose of liquid fertiliser to nutrient charge the charcoal.

(Think of charcoal as a sponge with billions of tiny holes to fill, so nutrient charging your Charlie Charcoal™ will give you great results in your garden much sooner.)