Coal Ashes in the garden?

Re: Coal Ashes in the garden?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:43 pm

Don't know what kind of soil you have,or aparently where you're from??? but I put a lot of ash in my garden & till it in real good come spring--except for this yr (draught) my veggies thrive. Never had any poison ivy problems & like sh said--excellent fill on driveway or dirt road going down to the barn---grass comes up just fine.
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Re: Coal Ashes in the garden?

PostBy: jdaileys On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:39 am

I have contacted the Cornell University, and the NYS Agriculture. They have both told me that adding Anthracite or any other type of ashe to your garden will raise the soil PH just like adding Lime. A little is okay, but if your looking for a place to dump your ashes it's not a good idea. As far as it being a health risk ,it is not.
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Re: Coal Ashes in the garden?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:30 pm

So what you are saying is coal ash can be used insted of lime to combat acidic soil.
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Re: Coal Ashes in the garden?

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:38 pm

I thought coal ash was acidic. The opposite of wood ash. What is correct here?
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Re: Coal Ashes in the garden?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:49 pm

I would have thought it would be close to neutral cause the ash is dirt and silt that washed in on the peat before it turned to coal.
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Re: Coal Ashes in the garden?

PostBy: Sting On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:54 am

not really a proper soil amendment

"PIT RUN" sand would be better if the soil is heavy

year old "COW *censored*" would be better if the soil is poor
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