What to Do With Used or Leftover Charcoal
Summer grilling soiree is a great to hit and a great way to gather your friends and family.After spending a great time ,when everyone is gone you need to get rid of all that’s left ,you need to pack away leftovers and dump out your grill full of charcoal ash and spent hickory chips.
Before you spend that Weber, take care to dispose of it safely because it can be hot and properly.
How to dispose of charcoal and wood ash:
-Let it cool for 48 hours if you don’t want to wait that long you can pour water over the hot charcoal and stirring it very carefully. Then wrap it in aluminum foil and place it in a noncombustible outdoor trash bin.
If you used additive-free lump charcoal:
You can use it to fertilize your plants because charcoal ash contains potash, an important nutrient for some plants.
By doing this you will increase the pH of the soil.
If you have a bag of used charcoal (and not briquettes with additives) sitting around your garage, you can:
1.Keep a few pieces in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator to kill odors.
2.Feed your compost pile to increase the carbon content.
3.Place a lump at the bottom of a flower vase to make cut flowers last longer.
4.Suppress garden weeds and maintain soil moisture by using charcoal as a mulch.
5.Mix crushed charcoal with orchid potting medium to increase the alkalinity.
Don’t forget to keep some around for Winter snowman faces!
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