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are the ashes from smokeless coal fires beneficial to the soil?

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im not sure if they do any good or indeed damage to the soil



Welcome to GOY. I put the ashes from my wood fire around the garden, but not sure about coal ash. Scientifically I assume it should be OK, after all, coal is prehistoric wood, but I'm sure someone on this site will have the right answer for you.

11 Jan, 2009


Coal ash contains sulphur compounds so personally I wouldn't use it in the garden

11 Jan, 2009

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