Fireplace Ashes in Compost Bin?

Fireplace Ashes in Compost Bin?

Q: Would there be a problem with using my fireplace ashes in the flowerbeds or in my compost bin?

A: Remember all ashes are highly alkaline. If your soil is acidic, then the ashes would be of some benefit. If you have heavy clay soil, most likely you have highly alkaline (pH) soil. The ashes should not be used there.

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