Composting

Is My Wood Ash Safe for Composting


Allonwelsh@ hot added on April 13, 2015 | Answered

I have a wood burning stove and would like to use the ash in my compost heap for my vegetable beds. However, I use products like Stovax Protector to prevent a build up of tar and creosote, etc. in the chimney (to help prevent risk of chimney fires). Is the ash safe to use?


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 13, 2015

I was not able to find anything definitive in my research. I would say that if there is any possibility of chemicals from your cleaning products intermingling with your wood ash, then I would refrain from using it.

For more information about using wood ash as compost, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/composting-ashes.htm

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