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Wood ashes

Postby thy » Mar 20, 2013 9:37 am

Can wood ashes benefit in any way in the garden :-?
Have to clean up the fireplace :D
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby kHT » Mar 20, 2013 9:45 am

Yes, this is great for the garden or flower beds.
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby thy » Mar 22, 2013 6:53 pm

Thank you KHT
Do you know abouth the PH ? It is mostly beech and a bit of ash and oak tree
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby kHT » Mar 24, 2013 8:59 am

Sorry, I can't help on the PH but you should see an improvement in the plants you spread this on.
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby thy » Mar 25, 2013 11:17 pm

Thank
s... I'll try to spread a fine layer ... have to find a calm day :wink:
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby Bob Scott » Apr 14, 2013 12:00 pm

Wood ash is usually very alkaline. Excellent in acid soil but neutral or above soil it probably shouldn't be used.
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby thy » Apr 15, 2013 3:31 am

Thank's Bob... I can use a little higher PH so no problem :D
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby Carol O » Apr 16, 2013 11:36 am

I'm thinking beets and root crops like wood ash, but I better go look that up. Yes, but not potatoes or blueberry bushes.
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby thy » Apr 27, 2013 8:22 pm

LOL Just the left ower from the fireplace :wink:
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Re: Wood ashes

Postby party_music50 » Apr 28, 2013 4:32 am

Lilac trees love wood ash!
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