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Nozy
Storrs, CT

February 25, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9019738

Has anyone used kelp meal? I found some companies that carry small quantities so I could try it out.

http://www.theonlinegreenhouse.com/kelp4lb.html
http://www.gardeners.com/Kelp-Meal/35-841,default,pd.html


HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9023173

I was born in the United Kingdom and as a child we lived near the beach.

Each winter we would collect seaweed that had been washed up by storms and put it on the garden. We never used any other fertilizer.

I think kelp meal would be a great addition to any garden.
Nozy
Storrs, CT

March 20, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9050572

Thanks. I am also trying some Biochar that The Online Greenhouse has, which also has kelp in it. I love those natural products.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9051572

Nozy - [quote] I love those natural products.[/quote]

Yup, Mother Nature has been supplying everything we need for eons.
microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

March 26, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9058321

I buy mine from Fedco seeds. Definetely the cheapest I could find and the plants seem to like it! http://www.fedcoseeds.com/ogs/search.php?listname=Seaweed&item=8731&index=0
Nozy
Storrs, CT

March 28, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9061321

HoneybeeNC - Haha yea, funny how that works.

Microbiology1 - Yea, another great local (to me) company. I'm trying the kelp, as well as some other fun things. I think my soil is going love me.

I think I'm finding that I don't like growing things as much as I like feeding the soil... weird
LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 30, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9063084

I just bought a pound or two of kelp meal from a local supply place and have started to sprinkle it around. I can't report results, but I have read good things.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9155589

I just received my order of kelp meal from the Sustainable Seeds Company. First time ordering anything from them.

I'm planning on using it on my fall/winter brassicas. Any tips on how ya'll apply and in what concentrations would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Linda
microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

June 7, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9155736

I mix in a 50/50 concentration of bone meal/kelp when I transfer plants to the ground to encourage good root growth. You can't really burn plants with it, so I just dump anywhere from a tablespoon to a 1/4 cup per plant. You can also top dress if you want to add to existing plants.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9155774

Thanks, Microbiology1!

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