Posted: 25/06/2013 at 02:07
Hi, I only use wood ash with apple, plum and fruiting trees and also with vegetables as wood ash can be high in calcium as well. Wood ash is high in potassium and so good for all fruit as well as for potatoes. I haven't tested my soil to see what it is lacking but I put my faith in wood ash as it would have many micro nutrients in it, I also used it to water plants with as in pumpkins with no sign of harm from its use lol.
I have used the magnesium sulphate as in pure epsom salts for my onions, tomatoes, trees and veg. It seems to add a better colour of green to them but the soil with me has been waterlogged a few times, so that says what it s like. So I hope my messing keeps the balance right in the soil as part of it doesn't seem the best. I have dug in fallen pine needles to add organic matter to the soil and it seemed to work ok for my pumpkins and in the same ground this year for my potatoes as they look healthy and fit so far. I know I shouldn't put one greedy plant for potassium after another in the same ground but I do like to experiment. I plan to get some seaweed to add to the ground to improve it in the near future as seaweed has more nutrients in it than what most soils have but it can be hard to gather but they do say that after a rough tide or storm is the best time to gather it as in May, June and then it can be gathered in August also? But it all depends what area you get it from and where?
With tea as a way to feed plants, my view is that green tea is a whole lot better to feed plants with than brown. I use to have a small container that I use to empty the tea pot into and used that to water a few plants with. I do think the green tea works wonders compared to the brown but that is my belief?