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coal ash from coal stove #223593

Asked January 03, 2015, 10:01 AM EST

Can you put coal ash from a coal stove in your vegetable garden and mix in with the soil? I'm

Wayne County Pennsylvania

Expert Response

“Coal ash has little or no liming value. Do not use it on garden

soils because it contains a fairly high concentration of heavy met‑

als and other toxic compounds which may be taken up by the

plants.”

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT,

LEXINGTON, KY, 40546

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Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky





Roberta McCall Replied January 08, 2015, 10:09 AM EST

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