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What are the important constituents of wood ashes?

vince mautino says 2015-10-27 08:15:49 (CST)


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KM says 2015-10-27 11:34:24 (CST)

Lye it was often used in making soap. Grandpa always said the soap was strong enough to peel paint and hide. You were certainly clean in the end.

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JerryHicks says 2015-10-28 05:46:40 (CST)

Lime and potash.

I always save our wood ashed for the garden, thinking I was putting on plenty of potash. I was surprised to find out that wood ashes are actually over 50% calcium carbonate, or lime, and less than 5% potash.

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