[permaculture] if there were a benefit to deforestation...
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 7 22:33:23 EST 2010
Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> Mathew Waehner wrote:
>> >From the pictures I've seen on your blog, Larry, you are working good
>> peidmont clay. That has good cation exchange capacity, but needs organic
> Actually it is Georgeville silt loam, a red soil that is highly
> permeable; won't hold water good enough to build a pond in it.
>> matter to build soil structure. Biochar probably wouldn't help much there.
Actually it might make a huge difference. My soil is highly permeabe and
prone to leaching away nutrients during heavy rain; adding biochar would
help retain these nutrients in the soil. Now I need at least a ton of it.
> Maybe not. It would be interesting to try some on one bed.
>> But on the sandy soils of Eastern NC, biochar could enhancce soil fertility
>> significantly by holding onto nutrients.
> Absolutely, in that sandy loam in the Coastal Plain.
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