[Video] How to Use Wood Ash for A Better Garden

Learn how, where, and when to use wood ash to improve your soil and grow a better garden…

If you live in an area where it gets cold in the winter, you may have a fireplace or wood stove to help warm your home. This means you may end up with large quantities of wood ash, but rather than throwing them away, did you know that you can use your ashes as a valuable source of nutrients for your garden?

Wood ash is helpful for making the soil more alkaline, as well as providing phosphorus and potassium to encourage fruiting. While not all plants will appreciate the addition of ashes, many will, and it is important to know where to use wood ash in your garden, and where not to.

The short video below shares some tips for using wood ashes in your garden, including when, where, and how to apply it, and which plants will enjoy this free source of nutrients. Start collecting your ashes now for use in your garden when spring arrives! (Just make sure to avoid ashes from treated wood or charcoal briquettes.)


Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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