Experienced gardeners often use ash in the garden.
In particular, and because of this, there is an opinion that ash is useful. But it doesn’t always work.
Some plants in the garden and vegetable garden cannot be fertilized with ash
Ash contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. But its main feature is that it deacidifies the soil and thereby improves the growth of plants that like it. For example, these are strawberries, raspberries and potatoes.
Despite all its advantages, ash significantly reduces the acidity of the soil. Therefore, it is contraindicated for plants that give a good harvest only on acidic soils.
In particular, it is:
- radish – after you add ash, it can go to “arrows” and there will be no harvest;
- sorrel – also likes slightly acidic soil, if it is fertilized with ash, sorrel will not grow;
- watermelon – if you deacidify the soil on which the berry grows with ash, the water exchange will be disturbed and, as a result, the fruits will begin to rot and stop growing.
The following plants will not like ash in the flower garden:
Ash should also not be applied under conifers such as juniper, spruce, thuja, larch and fir.