John Suavecito wrote:It's also a surprise to me, and may change how I'm using it. It's on page 93, if you're interested.
John Suavecito wrote:Of the book you and I both quoted: "Gardening with Biochar".
unfortunately the word activate (in regards to charcoal) has a definition that predates modern biochar, but I think I understand what you mean. By activate, I think you mean that the nutrients within the biochar become useful to the living soil community. I think that this would vary significantly depending on many variables, such as the type of inoculant that the char was charged with, the moisture content of the char, the soil's moisture content, the soil's temperature, the aggressiveness of the particular plant roots to interact with the soil/char, the volume of soil organic matter, the volume of char %... amongst many other possible variables and combinations.
From what I read it takes about 3 months to 'activate'.
Charged is not activated.
Kai Walker wrote:Drat I used that dreaded S-word again. Sheesh (slaps self on the forehead).
At least it was directed at my dumb self.
Sorry mods. I will edit if you want me to.