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Left Over Ash

Can the cleaned ash be used on plants? My was asking me before I dump the bucket I have cleaning out the egg.
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,617
    I dump my ash in my raised beds... Figured it was okay. 
    Thanks,

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,601
    Depends on the soil where you live I'd think. Ash will raise the ph of soil, make it more alkaline. If you are in an area where folks add lime to lawns and gardens, spread away. If you are in an area where the ph is already high spreading egg ash may actually have a very minor adverse affect.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,316
    grass likes the ash, my blueberry plants do not. my yard is very acidic with all the big pines
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,426
    Depends on your soils pH. Ash will change it.

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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,437
    Interesting.  I have never tested the PH of my soil but just found this link.  I will check it out this weekend.

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,617
    The more neutral the soil the better. 

    For the soil in my area, you cannot add enough lime.  At one time when I kept my yard up nicely, I put two ton of lime a year on my lawn. 
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,389
    I changed the color of my hydrangeas with egg ash.. it would sound so much cooler if I did it intentionally.
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 3,784
    Thanks for all the advice. My grass people are offering a lime treatment right now so i would think it would be OK. I will try in a small area first to see what happens.
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  • bodskibodski Posts: 417
    I use it on my asparagus beds, but our soil is slightly acidic.

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  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    I have been spreading it on the lawn for ever and don't notice any change at all because I always put in the same area 
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,526
    edited April 2014
    BYS1981 said:
    I changed the color of my hydrangeas with egg ash.. it would sound so much cooler if I did it intentionally.

    from what color to what color? If I don't add hollytone or something similar, mine look washed out blue and don't turn deep blue.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,659
    I steal fat from liposuction clinic dumpsters, use the ash to make soap, then sell it back to the rich f*cks that paid for the liposuction.  Don't tell anyone.
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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 3,902
    I steal fat from liposuction clinic dumpsters, use the ash to make soap, then sell it back to the rich f*cks that paid for the liposuction.  Don't tell anyone.
    I don't care what you say but that is f#*&n funny :))
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