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Ashes for a Booster Ashes act as an organic soil booster and deter garden pests too. Spotted at Tip Nut.

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How to Make Lye from Wood Ash ~ I have always wondered about this process.

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How to Make Soap from Ashes Soap making in the woods can be almost automatic. Hardwood ashes are some of the best producers of lye. Add a bucket of rain water and some left-over cooking fat and you can easily brew up enough soap to clean everybody and everything.

The benefits of WOOD ASH in the garden. Unlike the decomposed remains of leaves, stems and other green plant parts, burned wood doesn’t contain nitrogen. But it does provide phosphorous, potassium, calcium, boron and other elements that growing plants need. It’s also very alkaline and useful for raising the pH in gardens. You’ll need about twice as much of it as lime, but it will supply nutrients at the same time, and if you’re a wood-burner it’s free.

Making Lye from Wood Ash. Greta tutorial!

13 Uses For Wood Ash I never knew 11 of these! Great article.

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