Corn furnance ashes...worthless?

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  1. GoldenMom

    GoldenMom Well-Known Member

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    We've got an Amaizing Heat corn furnance. This is our second winter with the furnance and I was wondering if the ashes could be spread on the garden or used in the compost pile (which is mostly horse manure and chicken coop bedding with some garden stuff in the summer). Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would definitely be putting it in the compost.
     

  3. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Absolutely. Much of the corn's minerals would still be in the ashes.

    Ken Scharabok
     
  4. Marcia in MT

    Marcia in MT Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wood ashes are alkaline, and we don't use them on our garden as the soil and water here on the high plains tend to be alkaline anyway. Would corn ashes be as alkaline? How about wheat or barley?
     
  5. zookeeper16

    zookeeper16 Karaoke Queen

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    We've always tossed our ashes right in the garden (off season) or on the compost pile. Never seemed to hurt anything!