Photo by Melody

Soil and Composting: burn pile

Communities > Forums > Soil and Composting
bookmark
Forum: Soil and CompostingReplies: 9, Views: 115
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Kamikid
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2009
2:13 AM

Post #6240335

I have a small burn pile, tree trimmings,leaves and paper. Can it be used in the garden or used for anything? Thanks Elaine
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #6243962

It depends on what you burn & how much ash you apply.

http://davesgarden.com/tools/tags/tag.php?tag=composting ashes

In general, a little dab'll do ya.
Kamikid
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8a)

March 10, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #6244878

I burn leaves, tree limbs, paper.
I think I will just leave the ashes where they are. Thanks for your answer
ecopepper
Orlando, FL

March 10, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6248536

I was thinking I read somewheres that you shouldn"t put ash in a composter...But I heard chickens love the stuff...like catnip for cats!! So donate it to a chicken lover!!
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

March 14, 2009
6:30 PM

Post #6266240

We put ash on everything!!!! Mix it in the soil...full of Potash and stuff the bananas love... If you grow bananas I would definitely use it!!!!
bonjon
Raleigh, NC

March 18, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #6286182

i add ash to my iris beds, they adore potash.

but I've heard you have to be careful, like, if you use started logs (chemicals) don't use the ash from that sort of fire.

can anyone tell me, I have to burn rose and iris trimmings if it has leaf spot. that's about the only things I burn outdoors. can this be used, or is the spore still viable? I know never ever to compost these trimmings, as the spore survives in the compost.
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

March 18, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #6286826

The reason you have to burn the trimming with the fungi is to destroy it...and yes it will be dead and you can use the ashes...
bonjon
Raleigh, NC

March 18, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #6286888

good. I wanted to use that potash.
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

March 19, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #6290773

Just a thought...but you might have your soil tested before adding a lot of amendments like potash...
bonjon
Raleigh, NC

March 19, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #6291691

that's not a bad idea, to retest. I've been adding a lot for the last three years.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Soil and Composting Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Clay poppysue 16 Oct 21, 2013 3:56 PM
Free compost, myth or truth JaiMarye 14 Oct 27, 2010 6:58 AM
Who Bakes Dirt 76summerwind 29 Apr 4, 2008 6:22 PM
sterilizing options tiG 22 Mar 29, 2008 7:47 PM
Soil & Fertilizer: Compost Tea SoCal 119 Mar 5, 2008 11:18 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America