Spreading wood ash.


Anyone got any experience of this?

Neighbours just burned a load of bushes, trees, brash etc and there's a good 3 cube of ash.

Worth spreading of too much hassle???
3 cube (I presume you mean metres) won’t make any difference on the average lawn never mind a few acres.

I covered 1 row of my sweetcorn plants with wood ash and havent noticed any difference to the other rows. I thought wood ash was rich in potash?

Maybe your soil has adequate potash before adding any more. It doesn’t matter what the nutrient, if you have enough naturally then adding more won’t do any good.


The charcoal seems to do more good than the ash.
House has been run on wood for decades and spread the ash outside, in my orchards too when I can be bothered.
Not seen any benefit but no harm either.
Burnt lots of leylandii over the years and the old fire sites do grow better. Not sure if it is the ash or the warmth in the ground but my strongest suspicion is the charcoal/biochar left behind that does it.


North Wilts
Just be careful, wood ash would be considered a waste product, and fall under all the usual waste management regs. There's an exemption for burning brushwood of your own on your own farm, but bringing in other people's ash would not be covered by that. Under the ludicrous waste rules it would be the equivalent of importing toxic waste onto your farm.

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