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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:40 pm 
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:?: Do ya'll know if it is safe to put the ashes from the fire we burned the other nite into the compost pile? I am thinking these are a carbon source but I need ya'll to let me know if I am thinking in the right direction?

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Not a problem, kinda alkaline but a little will do no harm :-)

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how about charcoal briquettes from the grill? I have been told No.


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If it's natural charcoal then that's okay. The typical stuff is petroleum based if, I recall correctly, and that's why it's not recommended.

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Ashes from the fireplace are good source for potassium, not carbon. All the carbon has burned away in the fire.

The charcoal manufacturers specifically recommend that their ashes NOT be used for gardening. They don't elaborate, but I can go with that.

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