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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: ashes on soil Reply with quote

Hello, I am new to your forum. Could anyone tell me if it is harmful or otherwise to spread ashe on the plants or soil. I was told once that it was good for the plants but I am having doubts, not that it is apparent that it is harmful. would appreciate any help or advice on this, Thanks. Pat Douglas
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Pat Douglas, upon entering "ashes" our site search (top right) brings up this informative thread here.... Ashes
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful what ashes you use in the Garden.
I friend of mine used ashes from somkeless coal in the Garden and it kill eveything where she put it.
Years later it is still not possible to grow anything in that part of the Garden.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think wood ash is absolutely fine in the garden......I heard somewhere that you can spread it in the trench before you plant your seed potatoes....but I've forgotten why! !
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