Online link for several animal manures all very low in the same range, chicken is a tiny bit higher in nitrogen but still low.caters wrote:how come you don't have the NPK for cow manure or chicken manure?
Man, one can get totally lost on that site there's so much info. ThanksGary350 wrote:
Online link for several animal manures all very low in the same range, chicken is a tiny bit higher in nitrogen but still low.
https://www.allotment-garden.org/compost ... s-compost/
This is true. Wood ash contains, lye = caustic soda = sodium hydroxide. This is why wood ash makes such good home made lye soap from fresh burned wood. You can wash dishes or wash your hands with wood ash it works better than factory made soap. Sodium Hydroxide is neutralized naturally by humidity & oxygen in the air in about 3 to 7 days. I sprinkle wood ash around plants making sure to keep it 1" to 2" away from plants. A very thin layer of wood ash on the soil surface lye will be gone in 24 hours. If you till large amounts of wood ash in the soil don't plant there for a week then lye will be gone. I like to put 1 gallon of wood ash in 5 gallons of water wait 3 days then use it to water plants. Wood ash contains about 20% to 30% calcium for BER and large amounts of Potassium that promotes lots of blossoms that turn into lots of fruit. Wood ash is especially good fertilizer for tomatoes & peppers. I burn brush & tree limbs in Fall and save wood ash in open top buckets all winter then 6 months later when I need fertilizer lye is gone.