July 2012 Work Bee photos 7: the Mystery of the Mulch Pit

In the middle of each mulched planting bed, we dug a pit and filled it with mulch to form a reservoir of moisture. In one of them, as we dug down, we reached a layer of solid sand, quite normal for this area… and then came upon charcoal. “Biochar!” exclaimed the permaculturists, as they examined their find…

mulchpit - Wed - digging mulch pit in teh centre of a bed mulchpit - Wed - discovering charcoal in the mulch pit mulchpit - Wed - investigating mulch pit charcoal mulchpit - Wed - adding mulch to mulch pit

 

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