If you want to go for a blue ribbon at the fair next summer, then you may want to learn a few new gardening tricks. Perhaps you haven’t heard of using organic seaweed fertilizer before – but now we’ll take a look at what this humble (if not smelly) sea vegetation can do for what you grow in your garden!
As odd as it may seem, seaweed fertilizer is among the most prized Master Gardener tricks. We’ll take a look at a brief history of how seaweed has been used in the garden as well as characteristics and uses of this most fascinating sea product.
Why seaweed is such an amazing additive to gardens, then and now, is due to the fact that the world’s oceans contain every element known to mankind.
Seaweeds affect the soil by building it, adding much needed minerals as well as starches that feed the humus.
After discovering what seaweed can do, you may find yourself ready to head off to the local garden shop to grab a bag or bottle of this simple, yet effective seaweed fertilizer.
Before any plant root system can take in any nutrients, these potential nutrients must be made “user friendly” for those roots.
The tiny bacteria that live near the plants roots feed on these starches, which are supplied by vegetation such as seaweeds.
Adding seaweed fertilizer to your organic garden, you’ll begin to notice amazing changes in your garden soil and your plants and produce.
Seaweed has had a long and productive history in gardens worldwide. You may be fortunate enough to find it near your home if you live near the sea.
But for the rest of you, who may not have this convenience, visit your local nursery or garden supply and ask for kelp meal or another product based on seaweed.
And while you’re there, ask them to give you some tips on how to add it to your garden to give it new life.
I happen to be one of the lucky one’s and live by the ocean, but never thought of collecting or making my own seaweed fertilizer, it’s January and perfect time for gathering it up and then my garden will be ready to plant in March.
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