Simple Ways to Convert Ash into Organic Fertiliser

Gardeners and farmers, who are practicing organic farming, are skeptical about using ash as fertilizer for their plants. There is no doubt ash contains a good deal of potassium, lime, and other elements that a plant requires to grow. But if we use ash directly in large quantities, it will burn the plant. This is mainly because of the alkaline trait of ash. To avoid this, it would be better to compost ash and make it into a potash-rich fertilizer.

Ash from the dried leaves is good for plants that have low alkaline nature. Ash from the coconut husk and other different parts of the coconut tree has a more alkaline nature. But one can easily compost ash in-home and turn it into an organic fertilizer that will not hurt the plant. PH of soil will be changed with the use of ash in the soil. To avoid small pests, it is advisable to use ash around the base of the plant. 

How to compost ash to an organic fertiliser?

A plant requires 50 grams of potash in a month and it is easily available in our surroundings. Make good use of it by using ash compost. It is not advisable to use charcoal ash for the compost as the charcoal may contain additives that will affect the plant’s growth, especially when we are using ash in large quantities to the plant. 

  • Firstly, put some soil in a sack and above that fill the sack ¼ with ash and add soil again.
  • Water the mix after this process. Continue this process until the sack is full.
  • After completing, tie the sack tightly and keep it upside down.
  • Make sure to keep the sack in a dry place.
  • Wait for two months and can use the compost directly to the plant.