About a month ago, I received an update email from the same person I wrote about in the last blog. I've been meaning to post it, but have been remiss. Here it is:
This was last night's harvest from my little garden. I showed it to Carol earlier this morning and she asked me to send it to you in case you want to add it to your website. For the first time ever my tomato plants are taller than I am and my pole beans have outgrown the tower so we had to run rope across the top of the 7 foot fence for them. The only problem has been trying to keep my thriving cucumber plants from strangling the other plants in the adjacent raised beds as they too have grown beyond the frame.
Next year we plan to purchase more biochar and use COF to revive the other raised beds and to extend the garden outside of the fence. Tim and I can't thank you enough for the assistance in making this gardening season such a success and reinforcing our belief that maintaining an organic garden is best for us and the environment!
We haven't sold much biochar in the past couple years, since Ron died and we cut back our retort operation. We plan to restart the retort operation soon. Even though we haven't been producing biochar recently, it's not because we've lost our belief in it. Kim's enthusiasm has merely reinforced our belief, and we plan to make more available to the public over the winter. We are firmly convinced, especially after reading Terra Preta, that biochar is the best soil amendment anyone can put on their garden. ----Steve