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09-03-2003, 03:34 PM
Wood ash in conjunction with corn meal or cracked corn?
Any recommendations as to application of ash before or after corn meal or cracked corn or does it not make a difference?
Any inhibiting factors here?
Both easy to come by....Just thinking.....

09-03-2003, 05:15 PM
As far as I know, both go on at the same time.

Wood ash is very alkaline - I assume you knew that. If you have acid soil, that's fine. If you live in Texas, there are other sources of potassium.

09-03-2003, 08:18 PM
Most of our soils tend to be acidic but I should probably do a quick check.Thanks.What other sources of potassium are readily available?

09-03-2003, 10:52 PM
Check out the info at


Note that the ash of almost anything is high in potassium (potash).

09-04-2003, 12:27 AM
Thanks dchall,I thought maybe you had something else in mind,I have printed that page and it is a good reference.(it was on another thread somewhere.)

CT John
09-04-2003, 12:18 PM
Can anyone offer an explanation of leached vs. unleached wood ash in that list of materials in that link?

09-04-2003, 12:56 PM
Leaching is the water soaking process that removes lye (sodium hydroxide) from wood ash. It is possible you might find a source of wood ash with the lye removed I suppose.

09-04-2003, 03:54 PM
My brother and I as well as others heat with wood,so we have a pretty good supply of ash to start.My question would be on the leaching aspects of it.Any ideas how to reasonably do this on a scale that would be somewhat productive?