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Old 05-19-2010, 02:37 AM
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I put my ash in the compost along with any unburnt coals if I've removed them. The ash is alkaline, but if you have a fair quantity of leaves in your compost, which are acidic, it will balance the mix nicely.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:47 AM
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Wow - and all this time I have just been removing the poop.
Stop gap. There are times when it's more convenient to dump on a pile of ash until you can get back and do the job right.

But more often it goes in the box with the stuff from the kennel until it can be bagged. Reduces the need to haul the big trash can to the kennel or the number of trips to haul the poop to the can.

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Old 05-19-2010, 05:48 AM
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I live on the side of the country with acid soil, so I put them in the compost pile. We also use them on the sidewalks and driveway to keep the ice from killing us in the winter. And I have a nice unpaved alley in the back, which periodically gets infusions of ash spread on it......
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All this dumping on the ash reminds me of a time when a very large German Shepherd did a huge dump on my front lawn. He came by again yesterday and did the same thing only this time he brought his dog with him.
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Oh, I know which one I forgot - insulation! It has to be kept scrupulously dry but it is a great insulator. Hearth cooks would keep a large quantity of ash by the hearth for baking - it would insulate the dutch oven/covered pot while the contents baked.
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Sprinkled around the base of zucchini plants it keeps the insects from laying the eggs that hatch into the stem worm that kills the plant.
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