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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: spuds and seaweed. Reply with quote

hi all.
i plan to set a few spuds this weekend.i have a load of seaweed i plan to use as fertiliser.i would appreciate some advice on the best way to use the seaweed.
e.g.dig it in before planting?,cover the planted spuds with it?,wait till the spuds have sprouted before using?. as you can tell i'm a bit of a novice,so any advice would be welcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seaweed is excellent for potatoes but is best left to rot down a for a few weeks after gathering. if mixed with compost it is better. never apply fresh seaweed on to potatoes as the salt content will cause burning. An excellent organic manure. if it is fresh mix it well with the soil.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi micheal.
thanks for your info. the seaweed was gathered from the high tide mark in early march and has been lying in a heap since then. the outside of the heap has a dry crust,but inside is moist and has a lovely aroma Rolling Eyes . how long will the seaweed keep if not all used this year.?

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