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Using Ash?

I just cleaned out the shop-vac I use for cleaning out the ash and was wondering if this could be used on plants?  I have cilantro, basil, parsley, coffee, etc in the back yard and wondered if this would help?

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,391
    edited May 2013

    Don't do it unless you need to adjust the pH of the soil.  If you're garden is going good, just leave it.  But you can compost them, or spread the across the lawn without much worry.

    You can also use the fines in the bottom for the bag for gardening/composting - google "bio-char".

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  • bodskibodski Posts: 366
    My soil is slightly acidic, so I use it on my asparagus beds since it's alkaline. They seems to like it. I also cast over the lawn or add to compost.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366
    I spread it around evergreens to get the grass to grow

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Mine goes right in the garden.  Can't imagine it can really affect the soil that much. 

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 860
    It does affect the soil, quite a bit in some cases. Depending on the pH of your dirt, it could be good or bad, even very bad. 
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366
    jlsm said:
    It does affect the soil, quite a bit in some cases. Depending on the pH of your dirt, it could be good or bad, even very bad. 
    Hopefully after I get my Rutlands installed I won't have as much

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 594
    edited May 2013

    @little_steven - l've been watching a couple sketchy spots of grass under my evergreens.  Was going to go to the garden center for something - now I know it's in my ash pail.

    I'm not super frugal, but since using the high que grate I'm throwing away more small chips.  Does anyone care to recover these and use for short/high temp cooks?

     

    Large BGE

     

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I like to put the ashes in the garbage can, then wait for the garbage truck to come.  I have a fire extinguisher and when he loads his bed, it looks like smoke billowing up.  I run around wildly pointing at the bed.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I like to put the ashes in the garbage can, then wait for the garbage truck to come.  I have a fire extinguisher and when he loads his bed, it looks like smoke billowing up.  I run around wildly pointing at the bed.

    =))
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    VI, what's the fire extinguisher for?

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    VI, what's the fire extinguisher for?
    To fool him into thinking it's a fire.  I'm retired, so small things excite me.
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    VI, what's the fire extinguisher for?
    To fool him into thinking it's a fire.  I'm retired, so small things excite me.

    =))

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    VI, what's the fire extinguisher for?
    To fool him into thinking it's a fire.  I'm retired, so small things excite me.
    Not retired, but I knew exactly why the fire extinguisher. VI, that image right now is priceless! 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • zosobao5150zosobao5150 Posts: 114
    I always fill urns with it and then sell it on eBay to weirdos.
    XL BGE
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