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Wood Stove Ashes?
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Clint    Posted 08-22-2001 at 19:27:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I burn wood during the winter and have a lot of ashes what does everyone do with there ashes? Can they be put on garden or not? Any info. will be helpfull.

Spence    Posted 08-23-2001 at 09:22:58       [Reply]  [No Email]

Apple trees need it and good for the garden
but not too much, just a sprinkle.

You could make soap if you've got a lot of hog fat. Recipes are available in FoxFire books.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-23-2001 at 05:00:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wood ash is great for acidic soil if you want to balance it.
Don't put it around plants that want acidic soil however.
Black/Raspberries won't appreciate it, but Peonies will love you for it!!!

OW    Posted 08-22-2001 at 20:17:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, they can be tilled right into any soil, mixed into a compost heap or placed in a rainbarrel to make lye for soap. They won't hurt fish if they leach into lakes. They can be used
with lime & clay to make artsy statues, firebrick & firepots.
My favorite thing is dump the cooled ashes in a barrel, haul them out to a low spot, mix them with kitchen scraps & sawdust, and cover them with old punky plywood scraps. Then that's where i dig the nicest fishing worms. :) and ultimately it will become more level lawn.

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