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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: seaweed Reply with quote

Hi,I am Rhya,and new on this..Just want to ask if i can use fresh seaweed directly on my vegetable beds??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: seaweed Reply with quote

there is no need to wash the salt from the seaweed if you are using it on your veg bed because we get plenty rain that will wash out the salt.but you must wash off the salt from the seaweed if you are making a seaweed liquid feed[list=][/list]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the info Nemo..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Seaweed mulching Reply with quote

We use see weed around our apple and fruit trees.
We first lay cardboard to stop the weeds and feed the worms.
We then cover the cardboard with seaweed to provide the minerals, immunity boosters and growth promoters . It also hold the cardboard down in the wind.
Over the last 5 years you an see the differences between the trees mulched like this and those not.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice thread on seaweed, thanks! I used to collect seaweed the whole time when I lived in kinsale but since moving back to Dublin I have been cautious about pollutants on the east coast. The Irish sea is pretty radioactive (thanks sellafield) and there is quite a population density along the coast compared to beaches I would go to down west. Anyone got any thoughts on the matter?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just live 20miles from the coast.
Might just have to take the dogs more often to the beach.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must take the family for a trip to the sea side.........
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never even thought of seaweed, I do live pretty far from the sea though so I'll hardly be gathering too much of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I buried seaweed in the ground where my early spuds are now planted, taking a tip from watching ould wans years ago. On Cruit Island they grew spuds in almost 100% sand, putting down a layer of sea weed first and then covering the seed and seaweed with the poor sandy soil to make lazy beds.
I'm using it elsewhere in my new veg garden, too, as a mulch. The storms of the last few days should ensure a plentiful supply. Will let you know how it works out.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard quite a few people suggest seaweed as a fertiliser. I have heard good things about it for both plants and lawns alike!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: New percolation area + seaweed Reply with quote

Before I bought the house here it had to have a new sewage system installed which consists of a sewage tank with baffle and a percolation area which had to be raised 1.6 meters above the water table so it is a 12 meter square raised area with 7 layers, separated with geotech fabric, stones, chips, sand, and soil make up the layers and the pipes from the tank are down 2 layers. I grew spuds on it last year and rhubarb and got a load of seaweed from the beach in December so that is busy enriching the soil at the moment. I am not sure whether I will put spuds in this year or let it lie fallow as I have heaps of work to do in other parts of the garden.

I will plant the rest of my vegie boxes and an old claw foot bath, right enough as the harvest from them last year was great. Grew all the easy things like Courgettes, peas, beans, carrots, beetroot, parsnips, spuds and leaks and a host of different herbs.

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^ Nice submarine. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gathered my first lot of seaweed today, was looking for the more moist stuff in and around the high tide mark. Filled a 25 litre drum. Could have filled another 10 drums of dried out seaweed that was well above the high tide mark. Is this dried out stuff of any use or does it matter whether its moist or dried out. making tea from it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't matter, it will wet down again easily enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect, going to the beach again next sunday, not going to be so particular then. many thanks.
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