Saturday, February 11, 2012


Did you know how great seaweed is for your garden? Yesterday I popped down to the beach ( another advantage of living near the ocean!) and collected two big bags of seaweed and spread it over the top of my newly dug vegetable beds. Leaving the soil bare is not good as all the nutrients are leached out by the weather, so apart from adding micro-organisms to the soil seaweed acts as a mulch to prevent erosion and drying out. No need to wash the salt out either as the amount in it will not do any harm.
Next year, in the fall I intend planting a green manure crop of rye and vetch to protect the soil and dig over in the spring to fertilize the beds.

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