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Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:00 am
burning brush on the garden in the winter time are the asher good or bad for the garden in the spring time?
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:12 pm
I also burn on the garden every fall and put my fireplace ashes on the garden. I read the article and I know what it says, but I am sure the plants on my burn pile spot are bigger than the other spots.
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:18 pm
It all depends on whether you are starting with an acidic or basic soil. That's why a soil test is so important.
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:33 pm
My folks burned a brush pile to sterilize the soil before planting tobacco and tomato plants for transplant.
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:31 pm
I believe if you spread about 1 cup of ashes around a newly set tomato plant the quick acting calcium helps to ward off end blossom rot. Keep the ashes about 4 inches away from the base of the plant. Greg
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:55 pm
I always have ashes on the garden,---just rip deep, then flip it over with plow and they dont hurt a thing,---weeds growing in old burnpiles are always house high and very healthy! ---proof enough for me LOL! thanks; sonny
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:53 pm
I have put ashes in my compost pile, I'm not sure if it does any good or not,
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:12 am
DirtDoc wrote:I believe if you spread about 1 cup of ashes around a newly set tomato plant the quick acting calcium helps to ward off end blossom rot. Keep the ashes about 4 inches away from the base of the plant. Greg
Bone meal also works quite well although nothing will stop it completely. There is also a trace element which if lacking makes the plant unable to take up calcium resulting in the same problem. Can't think of it of course. Peppers same as tomatos. Vern
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:44 am
I truely believe, ashes are good!
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