- What plants benefit from wood ash?
- Why is alkaline soil bad for plants?
- How much ash should I put in my soil?
- Are ashes good for anything?
What plants benefit from wood ash?
Do not spread ashes around acid
Why is alkaline soil bad for plants?
Because alkaline soil is less soluble than acidic or neutral soil, availability of nutrients is often limited. Because of this, stunted growth and nutrient deficiency are common.
How much ash should I put in my soil?
In general, at least 10 pounds of ashes are used per 1,000 square feet of soil to correct a low potassium level and moderately acidic soil. Use up to 25 pounds of ashes per 1,000 square feet of soil to boost potassium and also correct extremely acidic soil, A 5
Are ashes good for anything?
They can be used to repel slugs and snails, or even to create lye for soap. But by far the most common and ancient use for wood ashes is for soil amendment. They contain lots of calcium, which neutralizes acidity, plus some potassium, phosphorus, and trace elements.