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Smoker
10-10-2005, 07:39 AM
All,

My friend says I should throw the ash into my flowerbeds as it will help the plants grow.

Steve

Qczar
10-10-2005, 07:46 AM
All,

My friend says I should throw the ash into my flowerbeds as it will help the plants grow.

Steve

Yeah, just make sure you let them cool. And not to over do it.

Kevin
10-10-2005, 08:23 AM
This will steal a few minutes of your life.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11883&highlight=ashes

Bill-Chicago
10-10-2005, 09:09 AM
Yeah, just make sure you let them cool. And not to over do it.

I can't find the thread where I poured my WSM ashes in the garden in January, only to look out 5 minutes later to an inferno as the bale of hay spread on the garden after Halloween was blazing away.

I did find the farking whoosh thread though (or part of it)

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8384&highlight=bale

Qczar
10-10-2005, 09:15 AM
I can't find the thread where I poured my WSM ashes in the garden in January, only to look out 5 minutes later to an inferno as the bale of hay spread on the garden after Halloween was blazing away.

I did find the farking whoosh thread though (or part of it)

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8384&highlight=bale

Wow. LOL. Good thing the garden was`nt up against your house!

Ron_L
10-10-2005, 11:00 AM
I can't find the thread where I poured my WSM ashes in the garden in January, only to look out 5 minutes later to an inferno as the bale of hay spread on the garden after Halloween was blazing away.

I did find the farking whoosh thread though (or part of it)

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8384&highlight=bale

More funny stuff!

Did you at least roast marshmallows on the hay fire?

evilpsych
10-12-2005, 08:05 AM
interesting.. i've got some neighbors that would probably bring me a truckload of horse manure if i wanted it.. enought to fill up the side yard.

parrothead
10-12-2005, 08:41 AM
Ash is good stuff as long as it is the same as what you cooked with. Example: do not put ash from treated lumber in your flowerbed. Just to clarify.

spoon
10-12-2005, 01:41 PM
A few years ago, I put my ashes in a bed and that area hasn't been green since. I read earlier that ashes from charcoal are no good, but that ashes from pure wood are OK. I almost always use a combo of both, so it makes sense that I did more damage than good by dumping my ashes in the bed. Also, I'm lazy so I always dumped all the ashes in mostly the same spot - that might been a factor too. At any rate, I now throw out all ashes.

brdbbq
10-12-2005, 01:50 PM
I think it has something to do with the Alkaline of your soil but I coould very well be full of chit. Anytime I tried it it just farked things up.

kcquer
10-12-2005, 01:57 PM
I think it has something to do with the Alkaline of your soil but I coould very well be full of chit. Anytime I tried it it just farked things up.

Just as the ahses turn alkaline in the presence of moisture in the firebox and cause corrosion, they do the same in the soil and similarly alter soil ph. This is good for some plants and not so beneficial to others depending on your soil.

If you spread them out, shouldn't do any harm. I've been putting ashes on my small tomato bed since last feburary when I started cooking and it hasn't hurt anything yet.

brdbbq
10-12-2005, 02:29 PM
I would check the PH just to be sure.

rbinms33
10-13-2005, 05:05 PM
interesting.. i've got some neighbors that would probably bring me a truckload of horse manure if i wanted it.. enought to fill up the side yard.

As long as it's mature manure. The fresh stuff will most likely burn up whatever you're trying to grow if it's put on too thick.

I usually just spread the ash out into the yard. Just make sure I don't pile it on the same place everytime. Once it rains, it's gone.