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Old 07-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #11
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No, your "ashes" are fine......"ash" is a different matter due to the emerald ash borer infestation.....
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #12
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I put mine in my woods, which are awaiting me to get serious about composting. Anyhow, growing up we used to save them and sprinkle them on the ramp, steps, and sidewalks on the ice during winter. It was effective, as I recall, but messy. Just something else to consider . . .
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #13
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Well I believe ya on the ice in Joisey. Had an old chum back in the real early 70's who was trying to dodge the Viet Nam draft deal by joining the Air Force Reserve which took basic training up there. He say the coats we wear on the outside is just the beginning under layer for you'uns. He got robbed while trying to buy a beer out of a vending moochine in his barracks. Two of his compadre members of the minority co-moonity put a straight razor up to his throat and made him cough it up. He finally got out by calling in sick each day. Captain Doc eventually axe him did he want out. He say yes of course. They put him down for a high frequency hearing loss and sent him back to Falfurrias from whence he came.

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:13 PM   #14
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Our lump ash always goes into the tomato beds
Mine also
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:07 AM   #15
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Those of you who use it on your plants may want to check the soil Ph as a result! Ashes are VERY HIGH in acid. They work well on evergreens, rhododenron, azaleas, etc. I'm guessing that they are not so good for veggie plants. Time to add lyme!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:42 AM   #16
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Those of you who use it on your plants may want to check the soil Ph as a result! Ashes are VERY HIGH in acid. They work well on evergreens, rhododenron, azaleas, etc. I'm guessing that they are not so good for veggie plants. Time to add lyme!
According to Clemson University (http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~blpprt/bestwoodash.html) wood ashes are alkaline: "In summary, wood ash application is similar to lime application. Both materials can benefit crop productivity but wood ash has an added advantage of supplying additional nutrients. Both materials are also alkaline and could cause crop damage if over applied or misused." Remember, the pioneers made soap using lye that they made by trickling water through wood ashes. So don't put them on your acid-loving plants.

(I wouldn't put ashes from briquettes on any of my plants, but that's just a personal prejudice.)
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Sorry, I had it backwards! I knew it was one of em, but I am old now and often wrong!
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Yeppers you was right on the alkaline vs acid thang..just backassards as my Mama would say

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Old 07-29-2009, 04:34 PM   #19
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Sorry, I had it backwards! I knew it was one of em, but I am old now and often wrong!
Being right 50% of the time ain't bad -- for an old fart.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #20
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Yeppers 50% is real good. Remember well one year when my left wing big brudder got a nice plaque for batting .554 in Babe Ruth League baseball in high screwl. Guess that put him a little over 50% but not by much. Dat boy could hit the ball. Knocked three homers in several games. Now if I could just get him to start worshiping at the Shrine of Ronald Reagan

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