Sam Rellim wrote:
I’ve scoured the Biochar threads and the soil threads here and haven’t come across any other posts explaining how it is used as a soil improver once it’s been inoculated and how it might be incorporated into a mature planted setting.
I’m looking forward to seeing your comments
Martijn Macaopino wrote:I work the biochar into the soil or work biochar containing compost into the soil.
Biochar works better when it's in the soil than when it's just on top of the soil and with the heavy clay soil here I'm really not at convinced that no-dig is a viable methodology. The soil is so poor here that tillage doesn't do any significant damage and I believe that as long as you are adding significant amounts of biochar and/or compost while turning the soil then it does improve rather than degrade.
Of course tillage isn't a long term strategy and I only plan to do that till a certain area has improved enough. Also im not talking plouging up the whole land here, just small areas selected for the cultivation of annual vegetables