wood ashes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by hlwslw1
July 19, 2006
I heat my home with wood. Would it benefit my soil if I spread wood ashes around my plants? Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
July 19, 2006

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You can spread small amounts of wood ash in your garden without harm to existing or future plants. Wood ashes are a good source of the minerals potash and calcium. You can use up to 25 pounds of ashes over a 1000 square foot area every 2-3 years without upsetting the balance of nutrients in your soil.

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