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  • Wood ash in the garden

    Created by bob schulte on

    How will wood ash help the garden? The soil is alkaline.

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    Eric Vinje

    Bob –

    Wood ash makes a nice addition to gardens and compost piles. It contains potash — or potassium — one of the required plant macronutrients, but is also very alkaline and will raise soil pH. If your garden soil is already very alkaline I would stay away from using them. You want to lower your pH — sulfur, peat or compost will help to lower or neutralize pH in high alkaline soils.

    Hope this helps!

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