The use of ash in gardens as fertilizer is known for a long time. Her popularity abated somewhat when there are a lot of outlets, where the abundance of chemical fertilizers for every taste. But many gardeners now and with great success used the ashes to fertilize the land.
Ash is often used to reduce soil acidity. Wood is considered the best company in it is usually a lot of calcium. But you should not make this Supplement on limed soils to plants this operation leads to deterioration of access to phosphorus.
Add ash to the soil every 3 or 4 years. On 1 sq. m. area make 0.5 kg of wood, shale, peat varieties. When using straw ash 3 kg. requires a Lot to make not necessary – it will increase the alkali content, detrimental effect on plants and soil.
When properly introducing ash improves the structure of the earth on the plot loosens, the microflora becomes more suitable for the favourable development of crops and increase yields.
Don’t need to fertilize so salty soils. Not suitable ash for plants that like an acidic environment is conifers, heathers, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and others.
How to cook compost
For the earth an excellent fertilizer so, if you prepare the compost. Ash will accelerate its maturation, will help to decompose components, contributes to the enrichment of minerals. Plant layers when creating compost pour the ash and leave it in a special pit.
Ash for dealing with garden pests
This natural substance can be used as a fungicide and insecticide. Can outrival the plants and the earth, to prepare the solutions for watering their crops damaged by pests or diseases.
Ash-soap solution is prepared. Per liter of water take 30 g of ash, boil, cooled the solution to drain. Add grated soap to 5 g, and then mix everything. With the defeat of seedlings or plants to be sprayed 2 times a month or so to do for prevention.
When the occurrence of pests of plants sprayed with this solution or outrival in dry weather, without wind.
Keep the ashes in a tightly closed container. Plastic bags will be suitable, if deprived of the holes. If absorbed moisture ash loses many useful properties, the content of trace elements and potassium in it decreases.
In the calculations it is recommended to use the following data: in a teaspoon of ash is about 2 grams in tablespoon – 6 grams in a Cup – 200 g.