How to make compost from ash?
The major challenge in organic farming method is the lack of potash. Every plant requires at least 50 grams of potash once a month. Though natural potash is produced by crushing rock, organic farmers hesitate to use it directly thinking it was produced in factories.
Normally, we use ash instead of potash. But the acidic quality of ash is harmful for vegetable plants. The ash from burning dry leaves is good for plants. The ash from burning parts of coconut tree has higher acidic value.
However, this ash can be processed into compost easily. This will be better for the growth of microbes in the soil and helps in growth of plants. It is ideal to make compost out of biodegradable waste available at household.
How to make compost from ash
Put some top soil in a plastic sack. Then fill one fourth of the sack with ash and fill top soil again. Moisturise the surface slightly and then repeat the process till the sack is filled.
Close the sack tightly and keep it upside down. Store the sacks in a dry place. Ash compost will be ready after two months. It can be directly applied.