Using Ashes in the Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Silver Spring, Ma
Question by sraptakis
April 2, 2009
can I use the fireplace ashes mixed in the garden soil? If not, where can I use them in my garden.

Answer from NGA
April 2, 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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