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Northwood seeds

wood ash.

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The old timers would take all their brush and burn it over their beds for that reason, plus kill weed seeds and bugs. Now that is illegal most places
 

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it would be benificial if you had acess to a lot of burnt wood,,,

but i burn too much stuff besides just wood in my fire-pit,,,

the ash from my fire-pit would proablly kill something,
 

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NOT A TIRE,,, BUT PLASTIC'S maybe<<<

ALLTHOUGH I WILL BURN A TIRE, IF I WANT A big fire,,,,,BUT ONLY AT NIGHT,
 

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Yeah I'm thinking a tire might be a tad conspicuous during the day:)
 

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Took my neighbor to pick up his car, after the alternator quit. The shop was way out in the country and it had an outdoor wood furnace for heat. They had about 6 bushels of wood ash in containers by the furnace. I asked what he did with the ashes and the guy said I put a few here and a few there til I get rid of them. I asked if I could come back and get them and he said yes. I think they will be a good addition to my planting area. I noticed an article on the internet that said wood ashes around plants were a good deterrent to cut worms as well as helping with plant nutrition.
 

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When you talk about "wood ash", is this any wood or just hard wood ash? I can get a lot of pallets to burn but I think they are mostly Pine.
 

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The only experience with ash from burnt Pine was many years ago when a few acres of Virginia pine were sold off for pulp wood and the brush was pushed into piles and burned. The area was roughed up a little and grass seed sown. The result was a good stand of grass with no weeds. About 10 years ago a huge Tulip Poplar tree blew down and burned the following March. The soil was roughed up and grass seed sown. The result was a good stand of grass with no weeds.
 

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Out west here we have mostly coniferous wood to burn and the ashes do woners in tne garden. I dont think it makes a huge diffefence if any between hardwood and softwood. You just dont want treated or painted wood.
 

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When you talk about "wood ash", is this any wood or just hard wood ash? I can get a lot of pallets to burn but I think they are mostly Pine.

I'd be surprised if they were pine. Most of what I use are "junk" oak.

John
 
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Pallets are often made of scrap oak from the lumber mills. Most non-toxic wood is fine for burning to ash for the garden. Just be cautious about painted wood (old barn board may be permeated with lead from paint that has weathered away) and wood that has been treated with any chemical to resist insects and decay. If scrap wood has any chemical aroma when you cut a fresh surface, then I would avoid adding it to my garden.

Bob
 

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i'd like to see side-by-side results of a plant with ash,,,and one without,,,,

sounds like a job for DKH2 he's real technical with his baccy experiments,
 

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it seems like pine would be too acidic,,, to be a good wood for ash,????

but perhaps the burning phase, turns it all into good ash,,,
 
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