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W for Wood Ash – Word Up!

Wood Ash
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The ashes produced by a slow burning wood fire are naturally high in potash. This makes them a useful soil conditioner although the potash (in the form of carbonate of potash) is highly soluble and so the ash should be stored in a dry place if it is not to be used immediately. Potash in the soil helps plants to grow bigger and stronger by encouraging good root systems. It is also said to increase cold weather hardiness in plants.
Wood ash Word up
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