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What do you do with your ashes?

Does anyone spread them in the lawn or garden?
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  • Dump them on compost pile.

    Little Rock, AR

  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,174
    In the fall and winter they go on the garden in spring and summer into our yardy which goes to the city compost pile.
    A poor widows son.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,808
    They disappear down this 70 foot ravine behind us. I suppose if the creek quits running and it fills up (hahaha) I will have to re-address my solution!
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  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,937
    freduc2 said:
    Does anyone spread them in the lawn or garden?
    Depends upon where I spill them.  I do attempt to take them to the garbage, but sometimes they don't get that far.  If they spill on concrete, they just get hosed off into whatever is nearby.
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,996
    I got a big dirt pile outside of my fenced property. I dump them on the dirt pile.

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    If I think about it, they go in compost or garden. If not, into a plastic bag and the landfill.
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Throw them over the neighbors fence.

    Actually scatter some them through wife's garden and then dump the rest in the alley on the weeds.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,547
    @RRP your comment made me think of this movie scene.


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  • allsidallsid Posts: 492
    edited August 2014
    I have done both esp on the blueberries and raspberries but have not noticed any benefit except for less ash in the shop vac-
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,836
    freduc2 said:

    Does anyone spread them in the lawn or garden?

    Yep I dump mine in the yard and hit it with the hose. I've also put them in and around my roses etc.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
    There is a corn field behind my house...
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    Trash
    Mark Annville, PA
  • mlamb01mlamb01 Posts: 210
    I want them to be spread around Gunsight lake, in Glacier National Park.
  • Suck them up using ash vacuum then when it's full I dump in garbage
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,594
    Also just spread around the shrubs and bushes..
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,647
    Just remember that dumping your ashes in your garden or bushes will change the pH of your soil. That maybe a good thing or a problem depending on where you live and what you are trying to grow.

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  • Compost pile.
    1 LBGE in Chapel Hill, NC
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,489
    mlamb01 said:

    I want them to be spread around Gunsight lake, in Glacier National Park.

    Beat me to it. But if say either grandfather mountain or some racetrack. :)
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • mlamb01mlamb01 Posts: 210
    Jeremiah said:
    I want them to be spread around Gunsight lake, in Glacier National Park.
    Beat me to it. But if say either grandfather mountain or some racetrack. :)
    Grandfather mountain would be a close second.  But if people want to come visit me after I'm gone, I want them to have to work for it, and then be rewarded.
  • bodskibodski Posts: 462
    I dump them on my asparagus beds and compost. Check your soil pH first since they will raise alkalinity..

    Cincinnati

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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,125
    mlamb01 said:
    I want them to be spread around Gunsight lake, in Glacier National Park.
    Oh that brings back great memories.  I lived and worked at St. Mary's Lodge in college.  Hiked that lake many times.  Most beautiful place in the country IMO.  

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  • chunk mine in the woods out back :)

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,132
    I dump mine in the woods line at my house. 

    As @Griffin indicated, dumping in your yard or garden could change your pH.  Unless you know your pH, and could benefit from some adjustment, I wouldn't dump it there. 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,647
    And make sure they aren't still lit when you dump them in your compost piles. Or anywhere else. Does that need to be said? In this world we live in nowadays...probably. 

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,132
    @Griffin, one can only assume, but you know what they say about assume too....  :)

    I have a large metal bowl I scrape mine into.  It can hold about five cooks worth or ashes (maybe more).  When it gets full, I dump.  I spread mine out thinly to ensure nothing is smoldering still. 
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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    I throw mine into my tomato and herb garden, I always remember mario batalli saying you should only buy san marino tomatoes grown on the slopes of mount vesuvius where the earth is rich in ash, and makes for wonderfully tasty tomatoes.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Like my friend RRP. Pitch out but only about a 15 foot fall. They are scattered when they hit. image
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  • stemc33stemc33 Posts: 3,567
    Throw them in a metal garbage can with the coal stove ashes. Take them to the dump when full. The can accumulates all summer, and take them to the dump more frequently in winter.
    Steven
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    Banner, Wyoming
  • I hope someone spreads me on the golf course.

    As far as cooking ashes, depends on how far I want to walk.
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  • jonnymackjonnymack Posts: 607
    We have pecan trees in our yard that I usually spread them around.  
    Firing up the BGE in Covington, GA

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