Originally Posted by DanBono
Hi Here is the answer I got from Kingsford.
No. Both Kingsford® and Kingsford® Match Light® briquettes contain ingredients other than charcoal to make them efficient cooking fuels. Charcoal briquets do not aid in the breakdown of organic matter.
Again, thank you for contacting us.
So what do I do with the ashes. If I should just burn Royal Oak Lump, can I put them ashes in my vegetable garden?
Quess I gotta to E-mail RO
The briquettes are made of wood, from trees, and the elements/nutrients that were sucked up into the tree are still there.... only in a concentrated form... those nutrients are still available for plant food.... put them on the garden and add some Urea
Ammonium Sulfate also, to neutralize the "base"/"caustic" stuff..... ashes are alkaline... (there's the word I was looking for).... there is boron, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, sulfur etc. in the ashes...
1 square foot of soil about 6" deep weight ~ 40#'s..... if your garden is 40 x 50 = 2,000 sq. ft. @ 40#'s then what ever you add to the garden will be added to 80,000 #'s of soil... Not a big deal but a big deal to the health of the plants......
I add the ashes from my pellet stove to the garden and I burn 6-7 tons per winter..... and add about 70 #'s ash and 25#'s Urea....Edited by DaveOmak - 6/17/14 at 3:33pm