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bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

May 29, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9143505

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

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9143566

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:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4765e/y4765e0c.htm
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

May 29, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9143614

Interesting, thank you.

Bellie

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9144602

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!
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 30, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9145315

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

May 30, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9145396

My daughter brought home dry ones .

Honeybee,

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

Belle

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9146076

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
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

May 31, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9146821

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.

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9148032

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.)
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 1, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9148170

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

Belle

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9150238

I was kidding, Belle. :)
palmirage
Long Island
Bahamas
(Zone 13a)

December 11, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9355555

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!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 16, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9360158

(((seaweed envy)))
tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9360197

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..

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 16, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9360247

''harvest algae from the river.. ''
Good for the river too!
tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

December 19, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9362508

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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