- Nov 23, 2014
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I know the wood ash is good for the soil, so that probably helpedIn Arkansas I'd burn in the garden every winter. Scraps of wood from the workshop, limbs I picked up throughout the year, and mostly prunings from the fruit trees and some blackberry briars. I'd get a big pile of wood ashes that I'd scatter over the garden, plus any "charcoal" left. It would sterilize the area right under the fire, not sure how far down it reached. I suspect not real deep. It would burn up any organic matter in the top of the soil, not good. But when I cleaned it up and got ready to plant I'd add a bunch of extra compost to that area and till it in. I can't say that area grew things any better but it wasn't worse than other parts either.