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!

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2006
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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