I burned yard debris in my garden. This consisted of leaves, sticks and several wheelbarrow full of pine needles. Is this going to harm my soil for growing this summer? A friend stopped by and said this will sterilize my soil and it will not grow vegetables this summer.
Yard Debris in Soil
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Used correctly, wood ash can be good for your garden - the following article explains why:
Next year, I would advise putting pine needles and leaves directly in a compost pile, which will save you time in having to burn them. You can read about composting pine needles and leaves here: