vegetable - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
May 13, 2010

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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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