Did you know you can use pellet ash to fertilize your garden? Believe it or not, but pellet ash contains vitamins and minerals that can help some of the plants in your garden grow. Learn how to use pellet ash to fertilize your garden.
How to Use Pellet Ash to Fertilize Your Garden
Pellet ash is a source of lime and potassium for your garden. According to research from the University of Missouri, pellet ash also contains trace elements of other minerals. These vitamins and minerals can be great for your lawn, grass and tomatoes. Here’s how you can use pellet ash to fertilize your garden.
Step 1. Collect pellet ash. Your pellet stove should burn efficiently and create very little ash. The ashes it does create can be valuable for your garden. Collect the ash from your stove’s ash bin daily or weekly, depending on the manufacturer’s specification. Because Energy Pellets of America’s pellets are 100 percent natural, they contain no chemicals that could be harmful to your garden.
Step 2. Apply to plants. Apply the pellet ash to the base of your plants when the soil is dry. It’s important to apply when dry because water can wash away some of the nutrients in the ashes. You can sprinkle the ash around the based of the plants by hand or with a small garden trowel. It’s important that you sprinkle the ash in your garden in moderation. Ashes can raise the pH level of your soil. Using too much could make your soil too alkaline.
Step 3. Compost unused ashes. Any unused pellet ashes can be added to your compost pile or stored for future fertilizing. Adding ash early in the composting process will help neutralize the pH level, which can help promote decomposition.
Not only will wood pellets heat your home in a green and sustainable way, but the ashes can help your garden grow. Call Energy Pellets of America today at (937) 265-0676 to learn more about our pellets or place your order.