Horticultural Biochar Charcoal
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Horticultural Biochar Charcoal

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Biochar is a type of charcoal that is produced by heating organic matter, such as wood or plant material, in the absence of oxygen. It is a highly porous substance that can be used as a substrate in terrariums to promote healthy plant growth and create a natural and sustainable ecosystem.

To use biochar in a terrarium, first, select a container with adequate drainage. Add a layer of biochar to the bottom of the container, making sure to create a depth of at least one inch. This layer will serve as the base of the substrate.

Next, add a layer of soil on top of the biochar. This can be a mix of organic potting soil and sand, or a mixture of topsoil and coconut coir. The soil layer will provide a nutrient-rich substrate that supports the growth of plants and the activity of microorganisms.

Once the soil layer has been added, you can add plants to the terrarium. Choose plants that are appropriate for the terrarium's size and lighting conditions, and make sure that they are compatible with the soil conditions in the enclosure.

Finally, add invertebrates, such as springtails and isopods, which will break down organic matter in the enclosure and help to maintain the overall health of the ecosystem.

Biochar has many benefits when used in terrariums, such as improving soil structure and water-holding capacity, promoting plant growth, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With proper care and maintenance, a terrarium using biochar can support a healthy and thriving ecosystem.