Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Toplef10Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? I22gcj10Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Pesto
by has55 Today at 2:15 pm

» N&C Midwest: August 2020
by OhioGardener Today at 12:11 pm

» Jalapeños - Time to start canning!
by OhioGardener Today at 9:31 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing July, August, September
by Kelejan Today at 7:19 am

» August planting
by Bobbiebb21 Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by p14shooter Yesterday at 6:45 pm

» Tom Thumb
by p14shooter Yesterday at 6:35 pm

» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by plantoid 8/10/2020, 8:31 pm

» another idea from do nothing gardening-composting tea
by plantoid 8/10/2020, 7:46 pm

» Green Chili's
by OhioGardener 8/10/2020, 6:55 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by sanderson 8/10/2020, 6:25 pm

» 2020 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by sanderson 8/10/2020, 5:37 am

» Newbie SFGer in N. Virginia needing some advice
by novablue 8/9/2020, 7:29 pm

» Hardcore Sustainability - Urban Homesteading
by TCgardening 8/9/2020, 12:23 pm

» A couple of recipes for when the tomatoes show up ;-)
by Scorpio Rising 8/9/2020, 9:35 am

» Tomato Mosaic Virus...Fearing the Worst :(
by Yardslave 8/7/2020, 12:26 pm

» The SFG journey-Overview of the Redesign Compost Tea Brewer
by has55 8/7/2020, 3:50 am

» Tampa newbie
by TCgardening 8/6/2020, 9:11 am

» Pull Bean Plants to Pick Beans?
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:45 pm

» Safety of cardboard in compost
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:42 pm

» Succession seed sowing now
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:37 pm

» Hello from southern Wisconsin
by AtlantaMarie 8/5/2020, 6:07 am

» Stroke - Country Naturals
by countrynaturals 8/4/2020, 7:28 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by mollyhespra 8/4/2020, 2:19 pm

» Almost 68, and this is a new one on me !!!!
by sanderson 8/4/2020, 2:06 pm

» SFG Journey: Beneficial nematodes experiment
by has55 8/4/2020, 1:01 pm

» New England, August, 2020
by SFGHQSTAFF 8/4/2020, 4:18 am

» Earwigs 2.0!
by OhioGardener 8/3/2020, 2:52 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:56 pm

» N&C Midwest—July 2020
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:40 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  vjam5555 on 8/4/2011, 8:29 pm

Hi Everyone...

Here's my situation...couple of weeks ago, grilled outside with charcoal. I put the cold ashes in a bucket and promptly forgot about them. Of course, it rained. And has rained pretty much every day all month (now into Aug - no complaints there!) The bucket is now filled with water...and ashes...and is smelling like all get-out. Is this ashy water safe to use to water the veggies? I think I'm still in water miser mode...hate to dump the water if it's beneficial to the plants. OR...the compost pile... Your thoughts and/or experiences? Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? 601593

Thanks!
vjam5555
vjam5555

Female Posts : 23
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 60
Location : Okinawa, Japan - Zone 9

Back to top Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Re: Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  Chopper on 8/4/2011, 8:49 pm

My first thought would be the compost pile. I would guess, with nothing more than vague science memories, that it might be a tad too alkaline to pour directly on the plants. But I believe the ash still contains useful minerals. So my vote: compost pile.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 65
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Re: Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  boffer on 8/4/2011, 8:50 pm

Charcoal briquette ashes are not safe to use around vegetable plants because there are too many chemicals used in their production.

Lump charcoal ashes are safe because lump is just partially burned hardwood.
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 67
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Re: Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  Chopper on 8/4/2011, 8:53 pm

Thank you boffer. I guess instead of using vague science memories I should leave it to people who have a clue! LOL. Good info. Very Happy
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 65
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Re: Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  vjam5555 on 8/4/2011, 9:00 pm

Whew! That was a close call...I started to use it but thought better of it. Didn't even consider chemicals in them... Shocked Thanks so much Boffer and Chopper!
vjam5555
vjam5555

Female Posts : 23
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 60
Location : Okinawa, Japan - Zone 9

Back to top Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Re: Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  boffer on 8/4/2011, 9:01 pm

Here's a little more info

Well, according to Kingsford, here is what is in their briquettes and what each ingredient is used for: wood char (heat source), mineral char (heat source), mineral carbon (heat source), limestone (uniform visual ashing), starch (binder), borax (press release), sodium nitrate (ignition aid), sawdust (ignition aid). If you hang out on any of the barbecue forums on the internet, you will find lots of folks complaining about the borax and coal and limestone. You don't often hear of people complaining about the mineral char. What is mineral char? "A soft, brownish-black coal in which the alteration of vegetable matter has proceeded further than in peat but not as far as in bituminous coal. Also called brown coal. Has empyreumatic smell." What is an empyreumatic smell? "The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels."

And that's from a manufacturer; there's no telling what they left out. Everything I've read has said no-no.
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 67
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Charcoal ash water useful in garden??? Empty Re: Charcoal ash water useful in garden???

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum