Charcoal is not ash, nor is it soot, but the slices of black solid materials that are left behind when wooden logs are burnt. A very rich source of carbon, charcoal when applied at the base of plants or when mixed with potting mixtures works in such a wonderful way that the fertility of the growing medium is enhanced substantially and the drainage of nutrients is prevented to the maximum. It as well ensures the porosity of the soil and thereby assists the water holding capacity of the medium.
*Residues in lump left behind while burning wood.
*Rich source of carbon, hence ideal in organic farming.
*Ideal in any type of farming in containers.
*Enhances fertility of the growing medium.
*Ensures porosity of substratum.