Using Ashes in Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Susan Crabb
Question by scrabb
February 9, 2009
I have a wood burner which creates a lot of wood ash. Can this be used in the soil of gardens?

Answer from NGA
February 9, 2009


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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