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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, very helpful javascript:emoticon('Wink')
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nemo wrote:
seaweed

b.I NEVER HARVEST SEAWEED FROM ROCKS ETC,I ONLY COLLECT SEAWEED THAT GETS WASHED UP ON THE SHORE WITH OUR LITTLE TRACTOR THE STORMS USALLY SUPPLY PLENTY SEAWEED FOR OUR GARDEN.


Good advice. I too use seaweed but like you only use seaweed which has been brought in with the storms. It should never be picked from the rocks. Unfortunately there hasn't been much so far this year due to the lack of storms (although one is blowing outside at the moment Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Heaps of seaweed at ballybranigan,east cork Reply with quote

Hi all I was reading this thread and I recalled seeing this post in Sea Angling Ireland, so I copied it and have posted it below, This location is unfishable because of the big heaps of weed, so any people who know the area or are close, go get you supply there.

Post subject: Ballybranigan,East Cork
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Location: EAST CORK Lads,just a heads up for anyone thinking of fishing down this way in the next few nights,DON'T.Banks and banks of kelp all along the stretch.Did try for a few casts but moved elsewhere once i lost my 5th trace.I know not really the right section but just a warning,cracking surf around though
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: Seaweed - I about a mile from a seaweedy strand, would you think it a good idea to fertilise my proposed lawn area with sseaweed
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seaweed is a commercial crop down here in the Conneara area, its cut by hand and is sustainable at current levels, you will find it in Fiacla toothpaste, icecream, cosmetic etc.

I collect it from the bottom of the road here, best after a stormy high tide or when the harvesters come to collect.

hat and well rotted manure from a neighbour are all I used for fertilizer this year, but its all we ever used i the past - I think my dad sometimes added 8-8-16 but thats 23 years ago

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just spotted in passing simonj it was probably 8 6 16 a great favourite with gardeners and potato growers 20-30 years ago
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: Seaweed Reply with quote

Redfox wrote:
Where would be a good spot to collect it in south Dublin and when is the season?


Right now is a perfect time to collect it, around Sandycove Beach. I collected 12 sacks of it yesterday and will be collecting more today.

It's about knee deep and there is no litter in it.
As there was such an abundance it takes less than a minute to fill 1 sack. You don't even have to walk around.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:37 am    Post subject: fertilizer Reply with quote

the fertilizer you are talking about is 18-6-12 .the best fertilizer for potato growing is 7-6-17.
7-6-17 is known as potato fertilizer down here in kerry
18-6-12 might be suite for cabbage but 18-6-12 is very high in nitrogen
18 nitrogen
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of this years harvest
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonj wrote:
Some of this years harvest
<img> http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2FH1MlOlUTo/TTnIIPCfkXI/AAAAAAAAAqw/89GW4wk8jJY/s320/weedanddung.jpg</img>


Getting an error when I click on your link, is it right Question

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took the liberty of fixing the link folks. It just had the wrong image wraps around it. It needed [img] and [/img] either side of it. This can be done by highlighting the link and clicking the Img button above the posting window. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Gathering seaweed Reply with quote

Hi there,
Probably sounds stupid to those of u do it but do I,

1. gather it in the water at low tide

or

2. take it from what has been washed up on the beach.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: seeweed from the seashore Reply with quote

Gather it dry AJ and the further UP the beach (as in top of tide) the better, Just stuff it bags take it home and use it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is better to take the seaweed that gets washed up on the shore because if seawweed is cut too close to the rock it is attached to you could kill the plant it can take up to seven years for thr plant to grow to the size it was harvested at

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guy's,

Spotted a nice load of it was up in the bantry area yesterday, will go and collect some at the weekkend Wink

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