Espoma Organic Horticultural Charcoal 4qt


Espoma Organic Horticultural Charcoal

Size: 4qt $11.99

Charcoal increases the soil's ability to hold onto plant nutrients and beneficial soil microbes by slowing or reducing the leaching of nutrients by rain or watering.

The low density of charcoal lightens heavy soils, which allows better root growth, increasing drainage and allowing air into the soil.

Espoma Organic Charcoal is an all-natural high carbon material that can help improve soils.

It is produced by heating untreated hardwoods to very high temperatures without oxygen in a process called pyrolysis. 

The result is an excellent soil conditioner for improving potting mixes and adding better drainage in containers.

Use In Containers & Terrariums.

Use when creating terrariums and when repotting.

For Containers with Drainage Holes:

Add up to two cups of Espoma Organic Charcoal for each cubic foot (1 heaping tbsp. per quart) of potting soil.  For best results add the appropriate amount of Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus. Mix thoroughly, fill your container and plant your plants.

For Containers without Drainage Holes:

Add a 1 to 2 inch layer to the bottom of the container before adding potting mix.

For Terrariums:

Thoroughly wash & dry container prior to planting. Add a layer of small gravel to the bottom of the terrarium.  To that add ½ to 1 inch layer of Espoma Organic Charcoal. Add a 1” layer of sphagnum peat moss to help prevent potting mix from seeping into the drainage area.  Now add Organic Potting Mix and you are ready to plant your terrarium.


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