I usually add a handful at the bottom of the potato holes, but I think it depends on the kind of wood burned also.
MELOC said:my local newspaper just had an article stating that when ashes are used they should be used at a rate of no greater than 5 gallons per 100 square feet (10'x 10'). the effect is like that of using lime.
what areas are prone to typically alkaline soil? just curious as ours has always been a bit acidic. i think most areas near me are as well. probably all of the coal power being generated near the cities. i am close to dc and baltimore.