seaweed question
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Author:  silentmeow [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  seaweed question

New here, first post! I have many many sheets of roasted seaweed, (nori) in my freezer. DH hates the stuff so I will not be using it for cooking. I was wondering if I could use it in the garden? Make a brew for liquid fertilizer or simply break off some pieces and place it in the hole before transplanting my vegetables in the garden? I hate to just toss it out, waste not, want not upbringing. Any info would be appreciated.

Author:  user_48634 [ Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: seaweed question

I'm not familiar with what that is. If you put it in a blender would it pulverize into dust? That would be one way to apply to the soil surface. Typically seaweeds are very high in trace minerals needed by plants, so a little goes a long way.

Author:  silentmeow [ Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: seaweed question

Yes I think it would reduce to dust in a food processor. They are thin sheets of roasted seaweed used to make sushi. They came from an Asian market. I thought being seaweed that they might be good for the plants but was not sure if the "roasting" process killed the nutritional value. I think I will grind them into powder and add it to the soil, a wee bit at a time and see what happens. I could also probably soak some in water and add it to plants! Thank you for your reply.

Author:  user_48634 [ Wed May 12, 2010 9:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: seaweed question

Yes you can use it.

Author:  CaptainCompostAL [ Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: seaweed question

I use that type of dried seaweed in my aerated compost tea recipes.
However instead of wasting time and energy grinding it up in a food processor,
I just break it up with hands, and put it in a 5 gallon bucket of rainwater plus a little dry molasses.
The molasses adds more potassium to the potassium-rich seaweed, plus it acts as a biostimulant to help microbes break down the rich carbs and micro-nutrients in the seaweed.

After a week or more, it is good and green and slimey! Then I apply a few tblsps in my aerated compost tea recipes every week or so. I use it as both a foliar and soil drench application on my crops.

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