vegetable - Knowledgebase Question

goffstown, Ne
Question by treworgy
May 13, 2010
Is wood ashes good to put with cucumbers,peas and potatoes? What is the PH for those vegetables?

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2010


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. Cucumbers will grow in a soil pH range of 5.0 to 6.0; peas 5.6 to 6.6, and potatoes 5.8 to 6.5. Best wishes with your garden.

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