If you are looking to take your soil building to the next level because you either have sandy soil, low carbon content, live next to water, or are trying to absorb and break down toxins, we highly recommend trying our Millennium Compost
Millennium Compost is 90% Humified Compost and 10% Biochar. Where Humus is an active soil carbon, Biochar is a stable soil carbon that can maintain carbon levels in your soil for upto 1000 years!
Biochar is a very high quality charcoal, made by pyrolisising hardwoods: burning off all of the other gases and nutrients in an oxygen controlled environment. This leaves vast caverns of crystalized carbon structure throughout every piece of Biochar!
These caverns provide tunnels for the microbes to live in, hibernate in and even store nutrients. The carbon structure attracts and holds all kinds of nutrients that would normally leach out of the soil. It can hold 10X its weight in water, and Millennium Compost can hold 3X-4X it’s weight in water.
Biochar is excellent at absorbing toxins and the microbes can help to break down many toxins! There are even studies showing its ability to absorb radiation from power plant meltdowns which prevents the radiation from being absorbed by plants!
We are learning about these benefits more and more every day!
We did do a study last year to test the difference between the Humified Compost and the Millennium Compost: In the spring of 2019, we measured the Soil Carbon levels from a local farmer. He had used a little bit of regular compost every year, but it usually depleted every year.
Before we did anything, the total carbon levels in the soil were at 3%. In one section of the garden we added Humified Compost and in another section we added Millennium Compost.
In the fall of 2019, we measured the results. The total carbon levels in the section with humified compost were raised up to 7% by the fall! While the total carbon levels in the section with Millenium Compost were brought up to 14%!
We work with multiple soil scientists, and they have all agreed that if you are trying to detox a soil, or have sandy soil and need to increase nutrient retention, a Millennium Compost is the best option for building multiple inches and feet of carbon rich soil!