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by davida580 on April 18, 2006 06:12 AM
will the ashes from my smoker hurt my plants or will it help potash levels?
by DeepCreekLake on April 18, 2006 06:31 AM
will not hurt, and dosnt really raise potash- Potash is a mineral, not to be confused with ashes. Ive heard ashes are benefictial to soils.
by peppereater on April 18, 2006 08:48 AM
It is a source of potassium.
Use it sparingly, it is highly alkaline. If you use charcoal briquets in your smoker, or lighter fluid, there could be petroleum residues in the ash that aren't so good.

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by Longy on April 18, 2006 12:56 PM
As you said your soil was a bit acid in another thread, the alkalinity will be a bonus. As pepper said, use sparingly. Just a fine covering over the area. Use the grey ash dust not the big lumps.

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