Maple Leaf Biochar is a natural, 100% plant-based soil amendment that has been recognized for hundreds of years. Our biochar is produced by the carbonization of forest biomass. Its use in plant crops brings several advantages.
- Enhances and maintains the development of microorganisms, promoting plant growth.
- Aids in soil structure, protecting against compaction, promoting aeration and root development.
- Brings nutrients and releases them gradually into the soil, reducing the need for supplements.
- Works in synergy with other horticultural agents such as compost, fertilizer, mycorrhiza or other by optimizing their contribution to the structure of the soil and reducing their leaching.
- Promotes the retention of water and nutrients near the root system, thanks to its porous structure.
- Supports sustainable agriculture by reducing the use of chemical materials in the soil.
- Helps balance acidic soils.
- Makes it possible to offset greenhouse gas emissions by acting as a carbon sink in the soil. It therefore reduces the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Composition – Guaranteed analysis on a dry basis:
- Carbon >75%
- Ash < 12%
- Nitrogen < 2%
- Porosity rate > 70%
Granulometry: Pieces between 2mm and 20mm
Raw material: Hardwood
- Potted plants
- Vegetable gardens
- Flower beds
- Trees and shrubs
Refer to the dosage chart below for the quantity to use. Soak the biochar before use. (Min. recommended time: 2 hours.) Soaking optimizes contact between the biochar and the soil and improves mixing efficiency. Repeat the application every two years. For basic soils, use half the recommended rate only.
Containers: 1 part biochar for 3 parts potting soil. Mix in entire container.
Vegetable gardens and flower beds: 9 liters of biochar for 1 m2 of surface. Mix into the soil between 0 and 15 cm deep.
Lawn: When sowing, 2 liters of biochar for 1 m² of surface. Mix into the soil between 0 and 5 cm deep.
Trees: 1 part biochar to 3 parts potting soil Planting: place the mixture at the bottom of the hole before planting the tree. Addition to a tree: make a trench around the tree, pour the mixture and cover.