22 Feb 2021

Mycorrhizae a Living Body Within Your Plants

Mycorrhizae a Living Body Within Your Plants. Planting, whether you are doing it as a hobby, to kill some time and relax, an ingredient resource for cooking, for livelihood, for the beautification of your own spaces, or simply because of your green thumb, whatever motivates you to start and keep going, I'm sure that you'd like to hear and know more about the amazing processes behind the growth of your cherished plants. Did you know, particularly, land plants have their way of coping mechanism? Yes, you heard it right! Plants also behave as an actual person does. They have their means of surviving and living their way through the ecosystem.  Have you ever heard of Mycorrhizae? It's most likely that you'll find it unusual to see these letters combined in just one word. Just how rare you'll bump into...

11 Feb 2021

What is biochar and how does it help?

What is biochar and how does it help? Simply put, biochar is a highly adsorbent, specially-produced charcoal. It was originally used as a soil amendment. Scientists theorize biochar was first used in the Amazon Basin thousands of years ago.  In this area, there are extensive regions of dark, highly fertile soil known as terra preta were discovered, revealing high concentrations of biochar and organic matter. How It Works BioChar works very well in a "charged" state. Meaning, blended with a compost source.  Make it easier to handle, spread better.  Works with composted materials to make nutrients available and feed micro-organisms. Doggett's Myco-Starter 3-3-3 is a perfect combination with biochar.  Contains poultry compost, endo & ecto mycorrhizae for roots.  Perfect for amending and improving soils. While the Brazilian tradition provides long-term evidence of biochar’s positive impact on soils, recent research continues...