ashes on garden

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?

Re: ashes on garden

Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am

Read this...

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/woodash.html

Re: ashes on garden

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.

Re: ashes on garden

Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:18 pm

Matt,

It all depends on whether you are starting with an acidic or basic soil. That's why a soil test is so important.

Re: ashes on garden

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.

Re: ashes on garden

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

Re: ashes on garden

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

Re: ashes on garden

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,

Re: ashes on garden

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

Re: ashes on garden

Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:44 am

I truely believe, ashes are good!