Monday, January 9, 2012

Share For Your Chance To Try Biochar In Your Garden

Tonight we welcome @lopabrunjes and Jeffrey of Soil Reef sharing about biochar.  To add to all the growing excitement we would like to give one of our participants tonight the chance to try biochar by Soil Reef in their garden.   Biochar by Soil Reef is donating a 64 oz container of the product featured on their website at : Biochar.com




To participate in this giveaway featured on the #gardenchat network ,  please follow these simple steps: 


1. You must participate during the #gardenchat from 9-10pm. ET.  Follow the simple steps HERE to join in the conversation. 


2.  Share with us on this blog post what you thought of the information shared during tonights event.  We'd love to hear information like : Did you learn anything new about gardening naturally?  Were you inspired to try something new in your garden?   Did you connect with any new garden enthusiasts during the #gardenchat event.  




3.  Be sure to be following @TheGardenChat on Twitter so you get the latest information about #gardenchat as well as if your name is selected as the participant who will be able to try Biochar in their garden!  



* random.org is used to select the name from this blog post at NOON  ET.  01/10/12 @TheGardenChat is not responsible for the product being donated to this event.  Winner must message @TheGardenChat their shipping information by Tuesday 1/10/2012 9 pm. ET (24 hours after the event) in order to receive this item.  IF we do not receive your shipping information at that time you are will forfeit the product.

Questions or Concerns - drop us a comment or DM us on Twitter!



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never heard of biochar before. Still don't quite understand why I might use it, but interesting.

gardengeri said...

Had not been familiar with Biochar before tonight, thx for enlighteent

Anonymous said...

I connected with someone in my area during #gardenchat! And I did learn a lot about our topic; biochar. Sounds like something I want to try! Thanks from FreshFoodMcCall!

FarmerBillOhio said...

Regarding biochar on #gardenchat, 1/9/12-I'd heard of the discovery in the Amazon regarding apparent use of charcoal in the soil. My questions concerned feasibility and cost recovery of adding enough to large fields and how long this would take to pay out. Thanks to the moderator and guest hosts for an interesting session! - Bill

Robert Bornstein said...

Learned a lot about gardening and soil conditioning, thank you.

Jennifer Capestany said...

I thought it was a very interesting discussion tonight. As someone who has made biochar in homemade kit, I am very interested (and wary) in seeing how biochar will evolve as a commercial product. But there are many great benefits to using biochar, so thank you for spreading the word!

Jenn
www.crazyhomestead.com
Twitter handle @crazyhomesteadr

SuzOH said...

I learned biochar is something I could use to help break up my heavy clay soil. I need to try a variety of things this Spring to work on my backyard.

SuzOH said...

I learned that I can use biochar to help break up the heavy clay in my garden. I need to do a lot of work on that this Spring. My backyard is my next project.

Scott said...

I was excited to sit in on the chat for biochar and look forward to doing some of my own testing with this practice.

SolakNC said...

Was a new and interesting topic tonight about Biochar and it's benefits to ammending garden soil, and how it's a permanent ammendment, not a temporary soil fix, and that it corrects/adjusts soil PH as well as helps retain moisture. Connected with new poster @kwolchak from NJ tonight.

jchapstk said...

Enjoyed the chat. Learned a lot about biochar. Reconnected with "old" friends, saw some new faces. Mondays are always a blast. Thanks, @bg_garden and #gardenchat

Carolyn Binder said...

I've been researching biochar for the last couple of months and am excited to test it out in my organic vegetable gardens. It seems like a simple and practical method to improve the soil and increase yields. I'm always inspired by the great contributors to GardenChat and have incorporated many ideas that I've been introduced to during our weekly chats.Thanks for hosting this week's learning session!

Carol Niec said...

Wow! So much great info about biochar on #gardenchat this evening. Love learning new/old ways to amend soil, particularly acidic soil which is my problem. Looking forward to mixing it in with my existing soil and some additional compost. Lots of new friends were made tonight!

Linda | Garden Betty said...

Interesting product that I haven't heard of before... would like to see how it helps break up clay soil. I've got plenty of that!

suzanne said...

Sounds interesting from what I have read so far. Looking forward to reading the transcript. I have a geodesic greenhouse dome and love gardening. I love learning and trying all organic gardening.

Chris said...

Very interesting chat on biochar. Helps soil retain moisture...? That's a big bonus in conserving water here in zone 9B. Great chat and information!

Chris said...

What an informative topic on tonight's chat. Never heard of biochar before but sounds like it could be a good way to conserve water in the garden. Especially here in zone 9B! Thanks for sharing with us.

jebbing9 said...

Really enjoyed following the conversation on Biochar. Couldn't believe how long the benefits for your garden last. Such a better solution. Thanks for all the info.

@jebbing9 from Ohio.