Ash from BBQ Grill, good for plants?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Feb 12, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Great BBQ weather. Got the charcoal grill cranking up, chicken going on in just a few minutes.

    Question? The left over ash, is it good for plants? Does it provide any benefits as a soil amendment? :confused:
     
  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    No. What you have is carbon ash, it won't do the soil any good and it will take forever to decompose. Trust me, I create a lot more ash than most gardeners.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ricky - your statement rings true. This topic was discussed on Palm Talk. It was reported by a post that ash has a Ph of 10. Definitely not an amendment to be used on Crotons or palms. There are not too many plants that would like such a high Ph level. I trust this source of information.
     

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