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Are Weed Ashes Beneficial

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by sirus420, Feb 15, 2009.


    sirus420 Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone i tryed searchin on here for it but the search doesnt work. Now every time I ash a bowl i put it in a glass jar, now im wondering if i mix it in with the water or sprinkle it around the dirt will it help it? or is ash just of no use.

    BCtrippin Well-Known Member

    Eat it.....It will get you STONED! :eyesmoke:

    .....No man, don't save ash. You can save Vaporizer remains to make oil though. Ash is useless.


    sirus420 Well-Known Member

    ya i actually do that with my vaporizers waste--- vapor daddy :)

    BCtrippin Well-Known Member

    I have the Deluxe Daddy. Gotta love it, I sift the kief and smoke it in my bubbler, smoke the herb in the Vape, then make oil with the remains. :mrgreen:


    stickyhoundnumba1 Member

    O SHIT READ THIS!!!!!!!!!.............................................................. ok so for the pas year I've been smokin and I am a genius. High so I created this as a way to hide weed ash but turns out:::: if you save weed ash in a tin can (NOT A BAG!!) Then the will clump znd create bowls well not clump lotit will just show about ... oh shit im trippin... ok pour the bowls from your pipe into the tin amd close it then you will discover how much is unsmoked and for example : one 50and sac = 20 sac in scraps on average.... It works hella good trust me... there called scraps you wellcome stoners

    taekwondoguy Well-Known Member

    If the weed was grown properly and flush there shouldn't be any nutrients in the ashes so no it wouldn't be beneficial.

    stonerman Well-Known Member

    ashes are not beneficial. Your better off saving your banana peels then ashes.

    Ledhed Well-Known Member

    Hate to say it, but you're all wrong, sort of. Ash is actually a very good, albeit low grade, fertilizer. It has been used for centuries to help crops grow and flourish. Ever notice, or read or see on the news even, after any type of major fire catastrophe, how the growth that comes afterwards is super lush and healthy. Ask anyone about how much healthier and thicker the forests were after Mt. St Helens erupted years ago, or even the California hills after the yearly fires there. Yes a lot of the new growth has to do with the heat opening seeds and the fire opening up the canopy, but plant ash, wood ash, is actually very useful as a fertilizer. I wouldn't be dumping a lot in your grow, but a little bit scattered over the soil before watering definitely does help. Anyone who disputes this, look it up.

    Edited this to save you all the trouble:
    In the 18th century, the benefits of ash-derived potash, or potassium carbonate, became widely recognized. North American trees were felled, burned and the ash was exported to Great Britain as "potash fever" hit. In 1790, the newly-independent United States of America's first patented process was a method for making fertilizer from wood ash (U.S. patent number 1: "An improved method of making pot and pearl ash)."
    Cheaper sources of lime and potassium eventually killed the commercial market for wood ash, said Sullivan.
    For the home gardener, however, wood ash can be a valuable source of lime, potassium and trace elements.
    "Since wood ash is derived from plant material, it contains most of the 13 essential nutrients the soil must supply for plant growth," said Sullivan. "When wood burns, nitrogen and sulfur are lost as gases, and calcium, potassium, magnesium and trace element compounds remain. The carbonates and oxides remaining after wood burning are valuable liming agents, raising pH, thereby helping to neutralize acid soils."
    Where soils are acid and low in potassium, wood ash is beneficial to most garden plants except acid-loving plants such as blueberries, rhododendrons and azaleas. Use wood ash on flower beds, lawns and shrubs.
    The fertilizer value of wood ash depends on the type of wood you burn. As a general rule, hardwoods such as oak weigh more per cord and yield more ash per pound of wood burned. Hardwood ash contains a higher percentage of nutrients than ash from softwoods such as Douglas-fir or pine.

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