A 5-gallon bucket of this biochar weighs 2.56 kg (5.64 lbs.)
Closeup of the biochar showing the granule size.
Four cells, 80x160cm each, two to receive biochar at 2 kg/m2. The chickens are expressing interest, but are fenced out.
A control plot.
A plot with biochar.
The completed planting, with 15 peanuts per cell, well-watered.
Preparing for second field test, with buckets of char and IMO
Preparing for second field test, char and IMO spread on bed
Preparing for second field test, char and IMO incorporated into the soil
test #2: four cells: control, char, IMO, and char+IMO. Crop: corn. You can see the green sprouts just emerging from the ground.
test #3: sweet potato (orange flesh) in two rows. Row 1: control. Row 2: char and IMO.
test #4: chinese taro huli ready for planting
test #4: two cells, one with biochar
test #4: huli planted, 2x9
test #4: light sprinkling of organic 6-6-6
test #4: with mulch layer of well=aged macnut husk
Germination test with control and 50% and 100% of two different biochars. Interestingly, they all did fine except the control.
Biochar test 3: sweet potatoes, with char+IMO on right
Biochar test sweet potatoes: the leaves are larger and darker green on the right
Biochar test 3: sweet potatoes, with char+IMO on left
Biochar test #3: control: 13.8 lbs, with char and IMO: 21.2 lbs