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Old 09-03-2003, 02:34 PM
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wood ash

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.....
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:15 PM
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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.
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Old 09-03-2003, 07:18 PM
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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?
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Old 09-03-2003, 09:52 PM
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Check out the info at

http://www.primalseeds.org/npk.htm

Note that the ash of almost anything is high in potassium (potash).
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Old 09-03-2003, 11:27 PM
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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.)
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Can anyone offer an explanation of leached vs. unleached wood ash in that list of materials in that link?
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Old 09-04-2003, 11:56 AM
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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.
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:54 PM
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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?
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