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Ash on the garden?

by Sarah - November 8th, 2011.
Filed under: allotment.

If you have a wood burning stove you’ll find yourself with plenty of ash!
wood ash is a potash – a potassium rich fertiliser.

What to do with it?
This site reckons put wood ash on the fruit!

RHS sources state that Ash has a slight liming action and can be used to raise soil pH. Where ash contains larger particles, its incorporation also helps to improve soil structure. Ash produced from young sappy prunings contains a useful proportion of potassium and traces of other nutrients while older wood tends to contain lower concentrations of nutrients.

If you’re composting it then it counts as brown not green if you follow layering of compost rules.