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Is Charcoal Acidic?

Are charcoal and wood ashes acidic?

Hardiness Zone: 8b

By NitaB from CA

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July 21, 20090 found this helpful

Wood ash is acidic, but not sure about the charcoal. We use the wood ash in garden spot and around acid loving plants.

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Wood ash is not acidic. It is the opposite. It is a base, or alkali, like caustic soda, lye, ammonia, baking soda. That is why pioneers used them to make soap.

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