Winter Biochar refresh for Vetiver greywater treatment

Winter has come and the char in the greywater reed bed is replaced while the Vetiver are in their dormancy period.

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The grease filter and hair trap has been dumped into the char as the plants are removed.

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The char is moved to an area of native plants and thrown in as a surface mulch. It slowly incorporates into the leaf litter.

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Vetiver plant showing short root growth where they make contact with water level. Plants in low-nutrient water tend to have long roots.

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This plant regularly has longer roots running down the edge of the bathtub.

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Plants are trimmed and replaced into new biochar for another 12 months.

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Tagged as hedging, greywater