Wood Ash - Knowledgebase Question

Bokoshe, OK
Question by bukworm
February 19, 1998
Is wood ash useful as a topical application on my garden. Is this beneficial?

Answer from NGA
February 19, 1998


Wood ash is a source of potash, but you should limit the amount that you apply to soil or it will change the ph (possibly enough to create imbalances). Don't apply more than 25 pounds to 1,000 square feet about every 3 years.

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