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Q.Using Charcoal (bbq) ash in the garden or compost?

Zone 7 | nancypants0204 added on July 23, 2012 | Answered

I read the article on using wood/fireplace ash in compost or directly in the garden, and it was very helpful, especially in regards to what type of wood was burned, but what about charcoal ash from the bbq? What kinds of changes to pH or salinity or other benefits can be wrought from this type of ash?

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Answered on July 28, 2012

Typically, it is not recommended to use ash from BBQ charcoal due to the chemicals that are used to create it. It is best to pass on using this in your garden or compost.

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