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Sea weed for compost!!!

Virginia Beach, VA

My daughter and her family went to Galveston Texas for family reunion with her in laws and was very disappointed with the beach. The rental is ocean front how ever there was 3 foot of sea weed so evryone had to stay in!!

She loaded one of her suitcase dried sea weed for her compost. Had anyone tried this?

I know there is such thing as kelp fertilizer.

Belle

Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

Sure, seaweed is a fine old fashioned fertilizer. *Really* old fashioned -- it's been used for at least hundreds of years. You might like this article:
www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4765e/y4765e0c.htm

Virginia Beach, VA

Interesting, thank you.

Bellie

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

My parents used seaweed in our garden when I was a child. It is a perfect addition to a compost heap, although it stinks as it rots!

mulege, Mexico

I use lots of seaweed in my garden. It has lots of nutrients. We dry it and put it through th shredder. kb

Virginia Beach, VA

My daughter brought home dry ones .

Honeybee,

I love the smell of seaweed. there are even seaweed that are edible.

Belle

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

Belle - I've seen edible seeweed in our local health food store and have wanted to try it. Unfortunately the price tag doesn't match my income. LOL

Virginia Beach, VA

Honeybee,
Yes dehydrated seaweed can be very pricey!!! It is a good source of iodine.

My daughter will give me some of her dehydrated seaweed from galveston.

Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

Costco has a big box of nori sheets (like the kind you'd use for sushi) right now for $10. I'd buy it for snacking but I don't think I'd use that much... I guess I could always put it in the garden! (Assuming there are no other ingredients in it.)

Virginia Beach, VA

Please do not use it in the garden, those things are delicious!!! they are also very pricey.

Belle

Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

I was kidding, Belle. :)

Long Island, Bahamas(Zone 13a)

I just got two trailer loads of seaweed off our beach from the hurricane. I have it stacked for adding to my compost pile, not too worried about salt as it rained over a foot with the storm, and I won't be using this compost bin until next year. Love what it did for my garden this year!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

(((seaweed envy)))

Provo, UT(Zone 5a)

envy here too..:)
one year..late summer..local river was super low..i got forestry permission
to harvest algae from the river.. i raked it up on shore..let dry for couple days..
talk about smell.. i added it to my compost that fall.. that sure was good
compost..

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

''harvest algae from the river.. ''
Good for the river too!

Provo, UT(Zone 5a)

LOL..yea..can you say nut>.. :) LOL
it was good for the river ..
it was smelly..but sure added some good stuff to that compost..
also had some leaches in there too.. not sure what they added to
the compost though..:)
hope everyone has a wonderful holiday !!!!!!

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