The Dos and Don’ts of Using Wood Ash in Your Compost

Composting is a great way to not only help the planet by reducing your waste but also to help your garden grow and thrive. There are a lot of things you can include in your compost, depending on what your diet is and what is your lifestyle. 

Burning wood leaves two types of waste: ash and charcoal, on top of extra pieces of wood that have not burnt completely. Ash is the grey powder that is extra fine and delicate. Charcoal is the black remains. Together we will reference them as “wood ashes”.

What are Wood Ashes Made Of

Composition Wood ashes contain minerals that can help replenish the soil and improve its quality. They have a ton of phosphorus and ...

Why Is it Good for Compost?

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How NOT to Use Wood Ashes in Your Garden

First of all, do not use them in excess. Apart from turning your soil more alkaline, they can contain trace amount of heavy metals. This effect can be mitigated by keeping a healthy microbial environment in your compost and soil.

1 – We recommend you perform a pH test on your soil before considering adding any wood ashes to ...

Some Recommendations for Using Wood Ashes in Your Garden

What do you think? Have you been using wood ash correctly or not? Would you consider using it in the future? Post a picture of your beautiful garden below and tell us how wood ash helped your plants!


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