Perfect for Orchid Growers
Our Gardeners Charcoal is a perfect potting medium for orchid growers.
Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Dendrobium and other orchid species grown in the home are tropical epiphyte plants that use modified aerial roots to absorb moisture and nutrients. Horticultural charcoal and other coarse, well-draining growing mediums are essential to successful orchid cultivation, since they are able to support the delicate roots of your plant without smothering them.
But don`t take our word for it, see below;
Charcoal and Orchids
How to grow Orchids
Charcoal - An Organic Soil Conditioner
Horticultural Charcoal, also known as Biochar consists of the smaller particles or fines of English hardwood species. High in pot ash with a PH value of 8 or 9, the charcoal should be used one part to every 15 of soil approximately.
Gardeners have long been aware of the benefits of adding charcoal to the soil for the following reasons...
- Gardener's Biochar holds and delivers nutrients to the soil.
- Retains moisture in light soils.
- Perfect for hanging baskets & pot plants.
- Biochar helps conditions heavy soils.
- Excellent mulch or top dressing.
- Biochar absorbs inpurities from the soil.
- Helps prevents water stagnation in ponds etc.
Our Biochar is available in shops in either 750g bags or 3kg buckets. Alternatively please contact us if you require larger volumes of Biochar.
We have supplied HRH Prince of Wales Highgrove Gardens, Kew Gardens, Wentworth House Yorks, Bride Valley Vineyard and Chelsea Flower Show.
Biochar Doubles Plant Growth
New research undertaken at the University of Southampton, shows that biochar in soil strongly stimulates plant growth, more than doubling yields. Click here to read full article.