Sunday, July 27, 2008

Organic Potash for Gardening - Why it works






Potash is any "compound" that contains potassium. Potash can be sourced from plants such as comfrey or even from ashes left over from your last fire or bonfire. Potash can be gotten from chemical forms such as Nitrate of potash (potassium nitrate) or Sulphate of potash (potassium sulphate).

Most gardeners will agree that Potash is an amazing compound when it comes to gardening. The Potassium in Potash is key to helping plants produce beautiful, healthy fruit.

So in a nutshell:
  • Nitrogen increases foliage and plant growth and
  • phosphorous helps root structure,
  • potassium (K) produces fruit and flower

Organic Potash like Quick Solutions has additional enrichments added. Another way to get potash is from your fireplace. Wood ash is a great source of potassium. Potash is especially beneficial for lemon and citrus trees. You can sprinkle ash from your fireplace to help plants hold more fruit.

Just remember to let fire to burn out by itself rather than dowsing it with water because the wood ash will retain all its potassium it it is not dowsed with water. If you don't have a fireplace, the next best source is available from BackyardStyle.com.- Organic Potash from Espoma

The word "potash" is derived from the Dutch word Potasch, and originally referred to wood ash. Potassium carbonate, a basic chemical of pre-modern times, was extracted from it.

Today potash refers to potassium compounds and potassium-bearing materials, the most common being potassium chloride (KCl).

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At August 5, 2008 at 3:25 AM , Blogger Reb Brown said...

I bet you have already seen organic vegetables being sold in supermarkets. Nowadays, the area dedicated for organic produce in supermarkets is growing and more. It used to be that people are going organic as a matter of alternative, lifestyle changes, or making a statement. But today, organic food has become more the conventional rather than the alternative.
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Reb Brown
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At August 5, 2008 at 3:25 AM , Blogger Reb Brown said...

I bet you have already seen organic vegetables being sold in supermarkets. Nowadays, the area dedicated for organic produce in supermarkets is growing and more. It used to be that people are going organic as a matter of alternative, lifestyle changes, or making a statement. But today, organic food has become more the conventional rather than the alternative.
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Reb Brown
Michigan Treatment Centers

 
At August 11, 2008 at 4:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just received basketball season ticket renewal form without even a partial schedule of games. Oh yes, this is first of August and the ticket office needs the money by 8-15. Money NOW without knowing schedule of games?? is not acceptable. The least the university can do is send out revewals with a schedule of events. Also, why does the Univ. need the money so early? dilew_anderson@yahoo.com

 

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