Ashes from fire

KIERAN HARRINGTON asked 13 years ago

I burn only dry timber in my fire (no coal). I was wondering what to do with ashes? Is it too early to spread around fruit bushes? Should I keep it to spread later on in the summer around bushes or could it be put in the compost heap? Or do the ashes have any great value at all?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Wood ash is a useful source of potash, between 1 and 5%. It can be scattered any time but usually in late winter or spring.

 Or put it in a compost heap for a vegetable areas as it will balance the high nitrogen of garden compost.