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Wood Ash and Lime...
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Post: #31
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
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The pupose of adding wood ash to soil is to lower pH and make the soils more alkaline. When you drizzle water through wood ash - you produce a solution of NaOH, or lye (not lime - caustic soda - a strong base, and the first step in soap making). This neutralizes acids in the soil. Here in the PNW, where we have very acid soils and lots of rain - the soil can be quite acidic (which most plants do not like), and we can use tons of it. In very dry areas, not near so much needed. Be careful with wet wood ash - it can burn your skin off. Only way to tell for sure is a pH meter, litmus strips, or your pool test kit. Try to keep PH at 7.0 or a tad under. And no, charcoal does not work better. Pay attention to what ever garbage you are burning in your stove. Plastics and inks are not great for your garden. Keep the layers of wood ash thin =dusting, and dont get on growing foliage. Drizzled ash water can also be used for making soap, serious degreasing jobs and as a paint stripper.
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Post: #32
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Big Boy Tomatoes Blooming
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Post: #33
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Lime is CaO or CaOH ( calcium hydroxide) - not nearly as strong as NaOH, releases over longer time and adds calcium to soils. Safer to work with, but costs money.
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04-27-2011 08:42 PM

 



Post: #34
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Pickle Bush Cuccumbers and Roma Tomatoes
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Jalapino,Habanaro, and Tobasco peppers.
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The start of Shiitake mushrooms
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Red and white potatoes
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Post: #35
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Red Neck  Wrote: (04-27-2011 08:34 PM)
Big Boy Tomatoes Blooming
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Mine are blooming too! Just started a few days ago.

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Post: #36
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
She's gonna kill me.
The wife digging in the fridge.chuckle

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Post: #37
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Red Neck  Wrote: (04-27-2011 08:57 PM)
She's gonna kill me.
The wife digging in the fridge.chuckle

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You don't want to keep that phone do you???

Lmao

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Post: #38
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Vengeance  Wrote: (04-27-2011 08:58 PM)
Red Neck  Wrote: (04-27-2011 08:57 PM)
She's gonna kill me.
The wife digging in the fridge.chuckle

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You don't want to keep that phone do you???

Lmao
She don't know yet.
ssshhhhh...
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Post: #39
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Red Neck  Wrote: (04-27-2011 08:59 PM)
She don't know yet.
ssshhhhh...

Fresh tilled soil is an angry wife's friend ya know.. lolol

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Post: #40
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She won't get mad. She was actually bending over telling me to kiss her ass when I told her I learned how to post pics from my phone and I was teasing her about posting her on line.
I'm not gonna post her face, and she would kill me for real if I posted naked pics.
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Post: #41
RE: Wood Ash and Lime...
Red Neck  Wrote: (04-27-2011 09:09 PM)
She won't get mad. She was actually bending over telling me to kiss her ass when I told her I learned how to post pics from my phone and I was teasing her about posting her on line.
I'm not gonna post her face, and she would kill me for real if I posted naked pics.

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Post: #42
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Corn and peas starting to come up now! Corn is already 1 1/2 over NIGHT!!

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