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Ashes to ashes

What does everybody do with your ashes from the EGG?

I was recently told that they can be put under trees to assist in the soil nutrients.

Anyone here do that? Anyone have a use for the ashes?

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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    I put mine in my flower beds
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  • I like to scatter them off the coast of Southern California.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,695
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  • In the garden or the compost pile.
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Scatter mine in my garden.
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,767
    I scatter mine on my rose bush roots.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,127
    Depends on your soil composition. Forgot whether ashes raise or lower the pH of soil (probably lower it) and whether they add phosphate. I think roses like it, but not necessarily all plants.

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  • Wherever the leaf blower takes them ...

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  • Compost or just chuck off the deck into the bushes
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I sprinkle them in the garden or in the yard.
    Dunedin, FL
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 860
    Ash raises the PH of the soil and adds about 13 nutrients plants find essential. In general, it's good, in moderation. Keep it away from acid-loving plants, like blueberries, rhododendrons and azaleas. And, for God's sake, if your significant other is the gardener, get his/her permission.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,127
    I knew I had it wrong. That's why SWBO takes care of the garden.

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  • It's good under coniferous trees. Gets the grass to grow.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,542
    edited September 2013
    It's good under coniferous trees. Gets the grass to grow.

    Actually it kills the grass. N'cest pas?

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  • I spread it on the lawn 
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  • Aviator said:
    It's good under coniferous trees. Gets the grass to grow.

    Actually it kills the grass. N'cest pas?

    No the soil around coniferous trees is very acidic and grass tends to turn brown around them. The ash is alkaline and helps the grass.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,353
    Ash is caustic - a base...it raises the pH, good if you need to raise the pH because the soil is too acid for whatever you're growing in it.  Has some nutrients, but of limited value as a fertilizer because there's no nitrogen. 

    You can do more harm than good scattering it in the soil unless you know what you're doing.
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,285

    I read not to put it around conifers. I do have some Hybrid poplars that could use some help.

    I planted 680 trees on the lot when I bought it 5 years ago. Most are doing well but there are some strugglers in the group.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,186
    edited September 2013
    @hondabbq and @Little_Steven are really saying the same thing I think. Evergreens tend to like more acid soil and they actually help lower the PH in the soil within their crown line (or so the local nursery tells me) that's why our Rhodos are incredible under the 80' western red cedar on my front lawn, the Rhodos and the moss are very happy with the high acid soil. 
    LS is helping the grass under his larger acidic conifers by spreading ash, while hondabbq is helping their evergreens by leaving the soil PH as acidic. Depends what you want to accomplish. 
    I spread ash in my small garden plot, rather than lime and occasionally on the moss growing along the fence shade lines, it does help. 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,186
    edited September 2013
    hondabbq said:

    I read not to put it around conifers. I do have some Hybrid poplars that could use some help.

    I planted 680 trees on the lot when I bought it 5 years ago. Most are doing well but there are some strugglers in the group.

    Interesting - I put in over 1000 hybrids in 1984, Lyn Ontario. The Ministry took them all out in 1990 and replaced them with Tamarack. Had the same experience, they either grew like weeds or they struggled. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,483
    rake the pineneedles from under the pine trees and bank them undr the blueberries, ash goes on the lawn under the pine trees. i see people adding lime twice a month in newengland, a dusting of ash isnt going to hurt here
    :)) wonder what it would do to the lakes dieing from acid rain up here
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