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Re: Re: Ash from the fire on the garden, good or bad?

Is it OK to put ash from BBQ's into a composter?

Re: Re: Re: Ash from the fire on the garden, good or bad?

first, the charcoal question, If you are using commercially made charcoal..No, do not empty your bbq ashes into your compost pile.
natural wood charcoal (lump) would be fine.

Now for the wood ash.
Wood ash raises the pH or alkalinity of the soil, wood ash is highly soluable and will quickly change your soils pH.Test your soil, not knowing where you are at as far as Ph, you could easily add to much, and lock up your soils nutrients.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ash from the fire on the garden, good or bad?

Wood ash's will change PH as mentioned, so use it only in areas where you are trying to correct an acid soil. A slight sprinkling won't hurt mind you. Keep in mind that ash can also cause potato scab, so don't put it where you are planting spuds.

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