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    Re: wood ash.

    Alright! I've been dumping the ash from my woodstove all over the place. Can you overdo it?

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    Re: wood ash.

    Quote Originally Posted by docfitch1 View Post
    Alright! I've been dumping the ash from my woodstove all over the place. Can you overdo it?
    Probably not, but check your PH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leverhead View Post
    Probably not, but check your PH.
    Especially since you're in a desert which I think has alkaline soil. Tobacco likes acid soil.

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    Re: wood ash.

    So what pH are we looking for?
    Remember...the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

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    Re: wood ash.

    A soil PH of about 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leverhead View Post
    A soil PH of about 6.
    It'll do fine at 6.5 to 6.8 though.

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    Re: wood ash.

    Remember pot ash will burn the plants if you put to much. It melts plastic in water.

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    i usually pick up my leafs in fall with my tractor mower attachment. i put them in the garden in fall and rotertill them in then add wood ash from my stove all winter long and rotertill again in spring and allmost all of the leafs are gone by spring because they were ground up pretty small to start with. some leafs are acidic and ash is usually alcaline so it helps ballance each other out to some extent and after a few years you will have very dark soil loaded with garden worms.

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    Re: wood ash.

    That is exactly what I do. Wood ash also contains about 7% potassium by weight. It's good fertilizer and one of the reasons slash and burn farming works, for a short time.
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    Re: wood ash.

    wood ash....think potash,or potassium

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