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using biochar quench water

 
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Anybody use the quench water for anything - base for compost tea, water plants, water compost, etc.?
 
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All of the above. Some of it gets bucketed onto the compost heaps, but most gets drained onto the paddock. We have acidic soils here so the high pH is a bonus for watering, but I dilute it about 25% so that roots don't get a shock.
 
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If I'm making another batch soon, quench more biochar.
 
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I quench it twice: Once to put out the fire, and a second time when I put it in a ceramic tub to cool it off.  I don't want it to smolder for weeks.  The first, fire quenching water just drains off.  With the second, ceramic tub water, I pour it off onto alkaline-tolerating plants before crushing the biochar.  

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I pour it on my nasty clay to make it look like rich, black soil. Fake it til you make it.
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