Mr. Dirtfarmer's Blog

Wood Ash as a Fungicide and Insecticide

Botryotinia Fuckeliana Botrytis Cinerea Buds Cannabis garden tools Gray Mold marijuana buds Moldy weed pH adjustment Powdery mildew Wood ash

Wood Ash as a Fungicide and Insecticide

Wood Ash As A Fungicide and Insecticide   Bud rot attacks your best flowering buds and one of the things that makes bud rot tricky to treat is the fact that it’s internal and systemic.   Bud rot on onions, radishes, potatoes, strawberries, or flowering plants including cannabis is one of the more notorious ruining molds, because you don’t realize it until the plant is basically dying. It’s very common, especially outdoors, when you have less control of the grow space.
If it gets into one plant, watering systems or root beds, other plants can get the same infection. It can...

Read more →


We are parting ways with Amazon.

We are parting ways with Amazon.

Hello fellow gardeners, growers, and other ash users. Just like Nike, we have said "No" to the Amazon shakedown. We are sorry to announce our departure from selling on Amazon. Due to continued increasing fees, charges, and poor partner treatment the platform has become untenable. On a good note, we've shifted to Walmart.com, eBay, Etsy and of course THE mrdirtfarmer.com website where the lowest prices are available. We are standing by with the highest quality hardwood ash for your next project. Thanks so much, please send us an email if you have any questions about our hardwood ash products. Thanks,Mr....

Read more →


The 2020 Garden Season Is In Full Swing

The 2020 Garden Season Is In Full Swing

Hello fellow gardeners and ash users. The 2020 garden season is here and with the current COVID-19 restrictions still in place, many of us are turning to our gardens and other close to home outdoor activities. I've added several new contract burners to the company and our ash supplies have increased accordingly. It's not too late to get out there and get the growing season started. I prepped with a pound of ash in my garden this spring and can't wait to see the results. Concentrating on different types of Melons, Corn, and Sunflowers this year. Good luck this garden...

Read more →


Smoked Watermelon Ham a la Duck’s Eatery and 2018 closeout

Hardwood ash Smoked Watermelon Ham Wood ash

Smoked Watermelon Ham a la Duck’s Eatery and 2018 closeout

Hello all. Just a quick rundown of what’s happened this year with Mrdirtfarmer’s Ash.  We repackaged the ash in a heavier plastic bag as per several customer suggestions. Offered an unfiltered ash option in 10lb and 20lb weights. Found out about all the different ways that ash is used by customers. Chicken dust bath, ceramic glaze, silver polish and gardening are but a few.  The most interesting use this year was several customers using mrdirtfarmer ash for making the Smoked Watermelon Ham a la Duck’s Eatery in New York City. Check Youtube. They are not going to release that recipe, but people...

Read more →


2018 New Product: Unfiltered Wood Ash with Biochar

biochar unfiltered ash Wood ash

2018 New Product: Unfiltered Wood Ash with Biochar

Hey all you dirt farmers out there. We've a new product out for Summer 2018. Unfiltered Wood Ash with Biochar. This ash product is an unfiltered hardwood ash with nice pieces of biochar or charcoal pieces. This product will really work well in compost piles because of its high char content, it serves as an effective odor control agent. Also, it is great when laying up the garden for winter due to abundant levels of potassium, calcium carbonate and trace elements of iron, manganese, zinc, copper. If you've got chickens they will love to fluff up their feathers in this ash. It's...

Read more →