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Wood ash is not the same as muriate of potash, although it does contain plenty of potassium. Muriate of potash will supply you with potassium but will not correct your PH. Wood ash will move your mix towards alkaline and supply you with potassium.
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Be careful, too much lime can really throw nutrient uptake off. I use .75 to 1 cup of lime for a 7 gallon pot of promix, and 1.5 cups tomato tone. No pine bark, not needed, plenty of aeration from the perlite already in the Promix. No extra perlite. The mix is simple, and effective. I also supplement every 2 weeks with 1tsp. calcinit and 1/4 tsp. epsom salts mixed per gallon of water.
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Wood ash is not the same as muriate of potash, although it does contain plenty of potassium. Muriate of potash will supply you with potassium but will not correct your PH. Wood ash will move your mix towards alkaline and supply you with potassium.
Wood ash sounds like it might be a good way to correct pH.
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Wood ash is not the same as muriate of potash, although it does contain plenty of potassium. Muriate of potash will supply you with potassium but will not correct your PH. Wood ash will move your mix towards alkaline and supply you with potassium.
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Hooper, the new avatar is ...I can't find the words.
I know what you mean.


Kinda disturbing.....
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I need to get a fire place to make some wood ash!
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I need to get a fire place to make some wood ash!
I know! Good thread, right? How about a wood fire pizza place, there's lots if those to get ash from, I think. Or campfires? Or a metal trash can to burn some wood? We're Floridians, we don't know from fireplaces, lol.
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I know! Good thread, right? How about a wood fire pizza place, there's lots if those to get ash from, I think. Or campfires? Or a metal trash can to burn some wood? We're Floridians, we don't know from fireplaces, lol.

I have a little Weber grill. I also have some wood chips for my smoker. Voila, smoke some tomatoes and I have wood ash. We don't need no stinking fireplaces
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