The best complex fertilizer is ash. It contains phosphorus, potassium, calcium and other elements necessary for plants. After being applied to the soil, the ash works from 2 to 4 years. I have been using ash on my site for many years and have become…

The best complex fertilizer is ash. It contains phosphorus, potassium, calcium and other elements necessary for plants. After being applied to the soil, the ash works from 2 to 4 years. I have been using ash on my site for many years and have become convinced of its effectiveness. You just need to use this valuable fertilizer correctly. If you bring ash along with humus or compost, 50–70 g / sq. m. This dose fully satisfies the need of plants for boron, which is so scarce in our soils. Wood-straw ash is especially good for acidic sod-podzolic, forest and bog soils, poor in potassium and phosphorus. I bring it under all crops, including strawberries, raspberries, currants. On loamy and clayey soils, it is better to bring ash under the autumn digging. In this case, the rate of potash fertilizers should be reduced by 2–3 times. I also use ash for pest control of fruit trees. For example, against aphids. In 10 liters of water I dilute 300 g of ash, bring to a boil, defend, filter through cheesecloth. I add 20-25 g of laundry soap, 20-30 g of urea. In the fall, I bring in 2-3 buckets of ash under the digging of the tree trunk circle of apple trees. Ash also helps fight powdery mildew. I pour 4 kg of ash into a small container, fill it with two buckets of hot water, and insist for two days. I spray the plants 3-4 times with an interval of 10 days. Against the gray rot of strawberries during the ripening period of berries, I pollinate the plants with ash through a sieve (5–7 g per bush). When planting potatoes, add a handful to each hole. Then, when hilling around each bush, I pour another handful. When the stems grow 15–18 cm, I spray the entire plantation with an ash solution: I boil 1 kg of sifted ash in 10 liters of water for 15 minutes, leave for two days, filter, dilute 10 liters of water and add 50 g of crushed laundry soap. During the flowering of potatoes, I pollinate the bushes with ash through a sieve. I do it early in the morning, in the dew. After all these operations, the plants look great, and there is practically no Colorado potato beetle. When planting seedlings of tomatoes, sweet peppers and eggplants, I also add a handful of this valuable fertilizer to each hole. I use ash to neutralize acidic soils instead of lime. A huge plus is that there is almost no chlorine in this fertilizer, which, as you know, plants do not like. 1 kg of wood ash replaces 220 g of granular superphosphate, 500 g of lime and 240 g of potassium chloride.