I have a fire pit in my backyard and I need to burn some paper/branches and things. This is random, but are the ashes good for the plant?
Yes, wood ash make a very good soil amendement…
Here’s a link that explain what it can contain, the benefit and how to use it.
Hoping that’s helping you a little, @dmykins
P.s. Oh! Warning! do not use the ash if you burn something else than wood material, dead leaves and branches…, no plastic, no tissues , no “things”… nothing else than wood material…
I know ash helps as a soil amendment but not sure at what point it is needed or what for . If you get even a decent soil and are growing indoors ( I’m once again not positive ) but I believe that the ash is more of a long term benefit. Some things people use for a 1 season grow actually take so long to beeak down to the point the plant can use it they throw the soil out before it helps .
@Niala great job thanks I will use that also and learn something today woo hoo . I save ash and put in the veggie garden but never my ffof soil all I put in it is Mykos Azos Mammoth P and D.E. for pests maybe I have been missing out
Yeap, your soil do not need amendement… lol
You’re welcome @Oldstoner, it’s always a pleasure to help fellow grower’s
Thanks for that article I just learned I use to much in my veggies from that link I had no idea it had that much calcium in it
Yeah, it’s a good replacement for dolomite lime And have to be use with precaution, … Too much and your soil can be too hot…
Perfect. I am using FFOF so I probably won’t mess with the ash. It was just a random thought. Good to know for the future! Thanks everyone!
How very very interesting, learn more on here everyday than any school I’ve been to
Just passing some school “stuff” and some experience
I always thought that it just added organic nutrients almost like composting the plants back into the garden at the end of the season and covering with burlap and plastic . I do that and then when the leafs fall I mulch them and dump them under there also and cover it back up till spring . It turns to dirt and I have a fine supply of Bass Worms