It has long been noticed that if wood ash is added to peat, humus or compost, its beneficial effect on plants is more effective. It should not be added to manure, because manure has an acidic environment, and ash is alkaline.
On the plot for cucumbers, squash and zucchini, ash is brought under digging, 1 cup per bush. And when planting seedlings, 1-2 tbsp. l. ashes are added to the planting hole. In the middle of summer, before loosening the soil, sprinkle a glass of ash on each linear meter between the rows.
On the bed for tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, you need much more ash: for digging, for every square meter, you need 3 glasses of ash, and when planting seedlings in the soil, in a planting hole, another glass.
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1-2 cups of ash are given to the plot for cabbage, under digging, and another cup to the planting hole.
Dust cabbage, radish and radish seedlings with ash when they have 2-3 true leaves. Cruciferous fleas and cabbage flies avoid plants dusted with ash.
On the bed of onions and garlic, under digging, pour 2 cups of ash per square meter.
For a plot of peas, beans, lettuce, radishes and dill, you need 1 cup of ash per 1 square meter. m. under excavation.
When digging a plot for carrots, parsley, radishes and table beets, you need to add 2 cups of ash per 1 square meter. m.
Potatoes are very fond of ash feeding. It is brought under digging at the rate of 1 cup per 1 square meter. m. and 2 boxes of matches in each planting hole. 0.5 cups of ash per 1 p.m. of the row spacing are applied before the first wrapping, and at the next one and the formation of buds, another half cup is added.
In what cases is wood ash not used?
Wood ash is undoubtedly a universal and nutrient-rich fertilizer, but it should not be used in the following cases:
- In a mixture with nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers;
- Add to humus and manure;
- Add to alkaline soils with indicators higher than pH 7;
- Do not pour into the very roots of the plants, but mix it well with the earth;
- Feed plants that like acidic soil;
- Feed the seedlings until 3 true leaves appear.