"The Beauty Above Comes From The Science Below"

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Cowboy Fungus

The diversity of soil life is considerable, so it should not be surprising to learn that there are fungi that have lassos like cowboys taking down steers at a rodeo. Or that other fungi create nets to capture food like fishermen. These fungi have evolved to create traps when a.) their decayed food source is…

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Making Goulash Smoothies

Some mornings I make Goulash Smoothies. You may say there is no such thing as Goulash Smoothies or you may ask what does that have to do with VITAL Blend soil amendments. Please continue reading and I will clarify how goulash smoothies are connected to our soil amendment. Goulash is “Gooud” Goulash is the national…

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CEC and BioChar

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and BioChar are mentioned together in soil improvement discussions – How are they connected? Negative & Positive Attractions Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) is the soil’s ability to attract, retain and exchange positively-charged cations (cat-i-on).  Like a magnet’s attraction to iron, the negatively-charged soil particles will attract and hold the positively charged…

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Hidden Connections within the Soil

I discovered this albino beauty in the northern Midwest woods while looking for a wayward golf ball. This ghostly plant is a flower called the Indian Pipe (Ghost Plant or Corpse Plant).  It is related to the blueberry plant and has many medicinal uses such as a pain reliever and eyewash.  The Indian Pipe is…

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Get Your Soil Healthy with NAKED Char

NAKED Char is the way to go and we’re not talking clothing optional. Because urban soil is predominately low in organic matter, it is unable to maintain an environment that is sustainable for plant and tree growth and that is where the American BioChar Company comes in. Unless you are regularly amending your soil with…

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Stop and Smell the Roses with VITAL Blend

VITAL Blend is the solution if your rose garden has been a disappointment for the past couple of years. VITAL Blend soil amendments produce more flowers, greener foliage, and lush plants by amending the soil that affects growth and production. When Do Roses Bloom? Roses grown today can bloom regularly throughout the rose growing season.…

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Improving Tree Survivability along the Razorback Greenway Part I

VITAL Blend was used during the transplanting of approximately 450 trees last year along the Razorback Regional Greenway in Arkansas. The Razorback Regional Greenway is a 36-mile, primarily off-road, shared-use trail that extends from the Bella Vista Trail in north Bentonville to south Fayetteville.1 The purpose for using the soil amendment was to increase the survivability…

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It’s Going to Be a Great Summer with American BioChar Company

American BioChar Company’s Dave Delello got to meet Hamlet the Owl, a rehabilitated Barred Owl, recently at the iLandscape Show.  Hamlet was at the show to represent the Oaken Acres Wildlife Center in Sycamore, Illinois. Didn’t get a chance to meet Dave in Illinois? You can still catch him at a few events happening this summer. Noteworthy…

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My Side Of The Fence Really IS Greener

The yard at my rental home was nothing more than weeds and patchy grasses popping up intermittently around the basically bare dirt property.  As an employee of the American BioChar Company, I decided to start a “docu-blog” to share the results after applying my company’s VITAL Blend 5M to my property. I have included a…

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Let the Healing Begin with Vital Blend Soil Amendment

Proudly manufactured in the United States, Vital Blend Soil Amendment sequesters carbon and reduces your carbon footprint. This is extremely important in this day and age. Unlike the old days, soil doesn’t have the opportunity to rest. Soil that isn’t allowed to rest looses important minerals that help your garden grow. Simple and Pure Soil…

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