Is wood smoke good for flower plants and vegetables?

I was having a discussion about plants with one of my friends and according to her a certain ampount of wood smoke is good for flower plants since it helps in getting rid of pests ... I do burn dry leaves and waste paper in my back yard , mix the wood ash with soil and sprinkle it on the flower beds. However, I have not seen the smoke really helping with the fungus that attacks hibiscus plants...any suggestions?

 

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on May 8, 2012 400 views

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Jack Ross
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Posted Sep 14, 2018

My grandmother said that it is very useful for plants.

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Kate Coach
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Posted Sep 12, 2018

And I believe that the smoke is on the contrary useful for plants and drives away pests from its stems and leaves. And as the ash is very useful, it is poured on the root of growth and it works like a fertilizer.

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Khristina Crestih
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Posted Aug 12, 2018

I reckon that wood smoke is not the best choice, as any smoke for plants. But, anyway, try to find sth organic in the case.

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Niliyon439 Fatemeh
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Posted Aug 10, 2018

I do not think smoke is good for plants

The type of smoke is no different

Chokes the plant


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David Ortiz
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Posted Aug 2, 2018

Yes. Wood smoke is not very helpful in getting rid of the fungus. Try to use organic products to combat these problems. It would keep your plant healthier. My friend consulted pest exterminator in Sacramento when she faced such issues. The exterminators helped her with the techniques that were very helpful for the long period of time.

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Annie Hintsala
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Posted May 9, 2012

I would say no, it is not good for plants in general, though some may keep pests away while the smoke is there.  As soon as the smoke disapates the pests will return.  In addition, the fine particulate matter in the smoke can settle on the leaves and clog pores which can kill the plant in the long term.  If the flame is too close to the plants the resulting heat can wither and curl the leaves and recovery from that can take weeks.  The possilbe long term harm to the plant, in my opinion, far outweights the possible short term benefits. A moderate amount of wood ash is good for the soil, however.

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