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Garlic biochar growing trial

The start of the garlic biochar beds

Garlic biochar trial 2016.

Ok this trial is to see what application style works best for Garlic. We have chosen 2 highly distinctive methods.

  1. Top soil application at4 litres per square meter.
  2. 200 mm holes filled with biochar at 1 meter intervals in the middle of the bed.

Below are notes on the dimension of the trials.

Garlic biochar trial.

North side has both big garlic cloves on eastern side of bed and small cloves on western side and biochar on surface.

Ph tests every 1 meter.garlicbiochar1

5.6, 6.2, 6.6, 5.0, 6.8, 6.6, 6.5, 6.7, 6.2, 6.7, 6.5, 6.2, 6.0,  6.1, 6.4, 6.6, 6.8, 6.2, 6.0, 6.8,  6.4, 6.6, 6.3, 6.7, 5.9 equals 158.4 / 23 equals 6.3.

Southern side with bombs ph readings 1meter. apart  starting from middle bed Northside.garlicbiochar2

6.6 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.0 6.6 6.0 6.3 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.8 6.3 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.6 6.2 6.5 5.3 6.3 6.5 equals 158.9 / 25 equals 6.3.garlicbiochar3

The next day Anzac Day 25/4/16 last day to plant garlic.

garlicbiochar5A look at the bed with beer soil compost on

garlicbiochar6Bed with the biochar holes

  garlicbiochar7Night biochar for the holes garlicbiochar8Southside showing holes/bombs

garlicbiochar9Hill of abundance garlic biochar garlicbiochar1023meters with biochar 4 litres per meter squared garlicbiochar11

Spoke with Greg and we are going to put guano in later 

Later organic boost

garlicbiochar1223 metered with 1 meter apart biochar dumps 200 mm diameter biochar size 10mm aggregate. Opposite the other trial.  200 mm deep biochar holes for the garlic biochar trialLoading the hole with biochar. Belgium wwoofers working on the garlic biochar trialOur team most of all except yours truly. Also the mighty biology.The start of the garlic biochar bedsAll the pathways were prepared while I went to town to get the mulch.

organic hay used on garlic biochar bedsHere is our choice for the Mulch Cert Organic. From Farmers Choice Organics Murwillumbah.

We planted well over 500 cloves of garlic.

Stay Tuned for updates on our Biochar Garlic trial.

Charmaster Dolph.

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  • Allan Niass December 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

    How is the Garlic tests? I think it is harvest time?

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