The Benefits of Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer

Updated on July 12, 2018
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I'm a stickler when it comes to chemicals. I only grow my produce organically, and I refuse point-blank to spray any pesticides on my crops.

Liquid seaweed fertilizer is organic and sustainable and provides a vast array of nutrients that can help all kinds of plant life.
Liquid seaweed fertilizer is organic and sustainable and provides a vast array of nutrients that can help all kinds of plant life.

One of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants is liquid seaweed. Yet this is probably the last fertilizer people think of buying when they go to their local garden centre or shop online. Liquid seaweed fertilizer is not only organic, but comes from a sustainable source and can be harvested without damaging the environment.

Most seaweed-based fertilizers are made from kelp, a variety of seaweed that can grow to lengths of over 50 metres. Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Nitrogen, for instance, is essential to the production of nitrate, a key component needed by plants during photosynthesis.

I can't rave enough about the benefits of using a liquid seaweed fertilizer on your garden, be it on your lawns, your flower beds, your vegetables or even on your houseplants. I personally have found the results incredibly impressive, and I love that this is a natural product harvested in a way that won't have any negative impact on the environment or the sustainability of the seaweed itself.

Most seaweed-based fertilizers are made from kelp, a variety of seaweed known to contain trace elements of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plant growth.
Most seaweed-based fertilizers are made from kelp, a variety of seaweed known to contain trace elements of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plant growth. | Source

Where Should You Apply Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer?

Seaweed has more than 70 minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Here are just a handful of its many benefits and uses:

  • Liquid seaweed solution promotes additional budding if applied as the plants are beginning to bud.
  • It extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables if applied 10 days before harvesting.
  • The extract lengthens the life of cut flowers if they are sprayed with it a day or two before cutting.
  • It can also be used as a rooting solution. Place cuttings in a solution of liquid seaweed and water until roots develop, then plant. When planting seeds or transplanting, water with the solution.
  • If applied to pasture crops, the algae increases the nutrient uptake, the protein content and overall quality of the crop.
  • Seaweed extract also boosts crop yields, improves resistance of plants to frost and disease, increases uptake of inorganic constituents from the soil, bolsters resistance to stress conditions and reduces storage losses of fruit.
  • It promotes vigorous growth and helps deter pests and diseases on fruit, flowers, vegetables, lawns etc.
  • Seaweed fertilizers are especially useful in organic gardening. They contain almost every micro-nutrient in a fully chelated (immediately available) form. The algae is also full of carbohydrates, which plants use as a building block. Numerous beneficial microorganisms also use carbohydrates as a food source.
  • Liquid seaweed fertilizers (especially the alginates in the seaweed) act as soil conditioners. The alginates react with metals in the soil and form long, cross-linked polymers in the soil. These polymers improve the crumbling in the soil and swell up when they get wet. They also retain moisture for a long time.

When used as a fertilizer, seaweed extract can boost everything from crop yields to resistance to diseases and frost.
When used as a fertilizer, seaweed extract can boost everything from crop yields to resistance to diseases and frost. | Source

Research on the Beneficial Effects of Liquid Seaweed

Numerous studies at major universities around the world have yielded various findings about the positive effects of liquid seaweed as a fertilizer, including:

  • Seeds soaked in seaweed extract germinate more rapidly, have larger root mass, stronger plant growth and higher survival rates. Soaking plant roots in the extract also reduces transplant shock and speeds root growth.
  • When plants were fertilized with seaweed researchers found that: geraniums produced more flowers per plant; grapes were sweeter; gladiolus corms grew larger; and cucumber yields increased 40 percent (and the fruits suffered less often from softening and rotting).
  • Improved yields after seaweed treatments were measured in potatoes, sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, apples, strawberries, okra and oranges.

Seaweed is chock-full of important hormones that are essential to plant health like auxins, cytokinins, betaines, and gibbelerins.
Seaweed is chock-full of important hormones that are essential to plant health like auxins, cytokinins, betaines, and gibbelerins. | Source

Important Plant Hormones in Seaweed

Another major component in liquid seaweed fertilizers is the hormones. The main hormones in seaweed are auxins, cytokinins, betaines and gibbelerins. These hormones are essential to plant health. Most of these are only required in very small proportions, but are important nonetheless.

Auxins

There are many different auxins, and they all have their specific roles. One of their main functions is balancing speed of growth. They have both growth-stimulating and growth-delaying functions. They also stimulate root growth and prevent bud forming or bud opening at the wrong times.

Seaweed can play an important role in the production of the plant's own auxins, because the enzymes formed with the help of trace elements from the liquid seaweed fertilizer play an important role in the formation of these auxins.

Cytokinins

Cytokinins are another group of important plant hormones. They initiate and activate basic growth processes. The cytokinins available in liquid seaweed extract stimulate growth with greater vigour because they mobilize nutrients in the leaves.

They also provide protection from marginal frost (up to -3 Celsius). Cytokinins also retard the senescence (aging processes) in the plant.

Betaines

Betaines play an essential role in the osmotic processes in plants. They help to increase the water uptake in plants and are extremely helpful in dry conditions. Betaines are also particularly helpful to plants under stress.

Liquid seaweed fertilizer works best when sprayed directly onto the leaves. This method of application is known as "foliar."
Liquid seaweed fertilizer works best when sprayed directly onto the leaves. This method of application is known as "foliar."

Spray Fertilizer Directly on the Leaves

Foliar application is no doubt the most efficient and effective method of administering liquid seaweed to your plants. Kelp extracts are 8 to 20 times more effective when applied to the leaves than when broadcast on the soil.

Spray the fertilizer as a fine mist until it drips off the plants’ surfaces. The plants will immediately absorb the fertilizer and begin to benefit from it by the second day.

Note: The other advantage I have discovered is that the liquid seaweed fertilizer applied as a foliar feed actually seems to deter such nasty pests as greenfly and whitefly organically. What more could I ask for!

Vary the Concentration Based on Need

One benefit of using a liquid seaweed fertilizer is that you can vary the concentration according to your needs. For instance, you would probably use a more diluted mixture on a lawn but would tend to use a stronger concentration for a houseplant.

One thing I have noticed is that a little of this product goes a very long way with some pretty impressive results. Personally, one of my favourite uses for liquid seaweed fertilizer is to give my exhibition vegetables a boost during the growing season in the hope that I will stand a better chance of securing a few prizes once the summer show comes around each August.

One of the best aspects of liquid seaweed fertilizer is how easy it is to adjust the concentration. Whether you need a diluted mixture for your lawn or a concentrated mixture for your plants, the process is as easy as just adding a little more water.
One of the best aspects of liquid seaweed fertilizer is how easy it is to adjust the concentration. Whether you need a diluted mixture for your lawn or a concentrated mixture for your plants, the process is as easy as just adding a little more water.

How Is Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer Made?

Liquid seaweed fertilizers are made from various species of seaweed that are washed, dried, milled and processed to enable the natural benefits to go into effect immediately upon contact with either the plants' foliage or the soil itself. This speeds up the natural processes by converting raw seaweed into an easily applied and easily digested weed.

Harvesting methods ensure sustainability of the natural crop. Selecting healthy weeds growing under optimum conditions guarantees the best growth-promoting substance yield.

Liquid seaweed extract is produced with no acid and no caustic or organic solvents. It is a truly organic product that has been extensively used in organic grower trials.

Liquid seaweed fertilizer works great on lawns or golf courses.
Liquid seaweed fertilizer works great on lawns or golf courses.

Seaweed Fertilizer Use in the United Kingdom

Seaweed fertilizer is known in the dialects of Norman as vraic, a word that has also entered Channel Island English—the activity of collecting vraic being termed vraicking. In Scotland, it is used as fertilizer in lazybeds or feannagan. Falkland Islanders who collect seaweed have also been nicknamed "Kelpers" from time to time. Liquid seaweed fertilizer is used by many of the English and Scottish Football Premiership Grounds, as well as numerous UK Championship Golf Courses.

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    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      2 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      I have no idea for sure Maninder, and would alwys recommend a doctor’s diagnosis, however, I would be surprised if there was anything seriously harmful in liquid seaweed fertiliser.

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      Maninder singh 

      2 months ago

      What happened if a 2 year baby eat seaweed fertiliser

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      Ingrid Roetscher 

      3 months ago

      My granddaughter is studying kelp in University and is doing her thesis on it. Has always found it very interesting. I spray my plants with it and use sea soil All does wonders for my plants

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      Cindy Lawson 

      5 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      You are very welcome Tony :)

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      tonypsanger@gmail.com 

      5 months ago

      Thank you for educating me on the benefits of seaweed.

      Tony P

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Any seaweeed will be good for your plants, but Kelp seems to be the most popular variety used for fertiliser production bahareh.

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      bahareh 

      6 months ago

      Hi,

      I loved your article about seaweed fertilizer. Which species of seaweed is suitable for fertilizer production?

      Thanks alot.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      7 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks for the input Peggy. For what it is worth even fresh seaweed off the beach contains so little salt there is no need to wash it before using. Surprising but does make life a lot easier if you do have access to the fresh stuff.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This makes perfect sense to me. My grandfather used to use weeds growing in the lake in Wisconsin for use on his garden at their summer home. I think he used it like compost but the weeds would have gradually added nutrients to the soil as they disintegrated. The lakes were fresh water so no need to worry about salt. He always had a green thumb and used natural methods.

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      7 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      I can’t answer about Soybean specifically Alvin, but genuinely feel liquid seaweed will benefit any plant you use it on.

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      alvin 

      7 months ago

      Hi Cindy. I am a student and i want to do some research about soybean do you believe that this seaweed extract can help in the growth? Thanks and advance Merry Christmas.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      10 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      You can probably buy comfrey seed and possibly even nettle seed online Mary. I am sure you could easily grow them in most climates as they grow wild over here.

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      Mary Laurente 

      10 months ago

      i think they're not available here in our country :(

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      Cindy Lawson 

      10 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Ahhh, I see. You could make a up either a liquid nettle or a liquid comfrey mixture and dilute that before adding it to the liquid seaweed. You do this by cutting lads of nettles or comfrey and adding it to a bin or bucket full of water and covering it up. Leave it to stew for a few weeks and then dilute the mixture down at about a 10-1 ratio before using.

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      Mary Laurente 

      10 months ago

      i mean, what possible things can i add to seaweed extract so that it'll be better?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      10 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Can you clarify what you mean by needing innovations etc? Not sure I follow what you are looking for. Thanks

      If you mean experiments, then I would suggest having two groups of the same plant as test subjects. Treat them exactly the same, but only feed the one group with liquid seaweed fertiliser and then compare things like size and health of plant, resulting crop weights etc.

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      Mary Laurente 

      10 months ago

      Hi, Cindy. I am a student and I want to do an investigatory project about this matter. Your article is such a great help, but I need to have some innovations to be done. What can I innovate for this? Thanks and I'm hoping for a response. Thanks and God bless us. :)

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      Cindy Lawson 

      12 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Crispy, thanks for the compliments. I don't think using seaweed can possibly do any harm, so I would say go for it. I love the stuff!

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      crispy2z506@comcast.net 

      12 months ago

      Thank you for your great article. I live near a fresh water lake + we have had issues with phosphates causing blue green algie problems. I purchase seaweed fertilizer to avoid phosphates which contribute to the problem. Am I correct in my thinking this is OK to use?? Need to fertilize soon + wanted to double check. Plan to use on vegetable + flower garden.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      14 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Rachel, that is a difficult question to answer because different brands may have different concentrations so would require different amounts of liquid seaweed per gallon. The one I use is a tiny amount per gallon, something like 3ml of liquid seaweed to a gallon.

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      Rachael Leger 

      14 months ago

      Can you tell me what the ratio of liquid seaweed to a gallon of water should be for fertilization?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      18 months ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Sorry Jess, thanks for your comment but I had to delete it because you included an external link. If you want to post again without the link I will approve it. Glad you enjoyed the article.

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      Merrese Deed 

      3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Misty, great article I have always praised liquid seaweed as a great foliar spray and soil conditioner. Thanx for all the info in one place. I just used it on my chilli plants as they looked a little hungry for nitrogen and other goodies after setting pods all season. Just came to research if I needed extra nitrogen or if seaweed would do the trick. I think I will wait a day or two and see. Cheers again

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      Cindy Lawson 

      3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Here in Britain it is actually spelled fertiliser not fertilizer if that is what you meant in your comment Canadian guy.

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      Canadian guy 

      3 years ago

      Seaweed Fertilizer

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      Cindy Lawson 

      4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Good idea, tomatoes love liquid seaweed which is why it is often incorporated into commercial tomato feeds such as 'Tomorite'.

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      pallmall 

      4 years ago

      would like to try this on tomatoes in a high tunnel

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      Cindy Lawson 

      5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thank you jackinabox, I love the stuff and can't recommend it highly enough :)

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      jackinabox 

      5 years ago

      Great article. Very useful.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Tony, well as a 'pesticide' I can't say I recommend it as it wouldn't work. As a food for your plants it will (of course.)

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      tony 

      5 years ago

      i have used it for years it is a great pestaside organic ovcourse

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      To be honest Richard I would probably recommend this, mainly because with most fruits e.g. tomatoes, it is most important to feed once the fruit has set, and I am sure grapes will be no different.

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      Richard Wenham 

      6 years ago

      Is it OK to treat grapes With liquid kelp after the fruit has set?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      You are welcome. Good Luck :)

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      doctor 

      6 years ago

      very very thanks,you very friend good days:)

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi doctor, no it isn't a hub address at all. If you want to enquire about the Oceanic liquid seaweed fertiliser you need to go to their website and enquire through the email link there. The website url is : http://www.oceanicliquidseaweedfertilizer.co.uk/

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      doctor 

      6 years ago

      thanks you mistyhorizon and what hub address?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      That is great doctor, but you don't buy it from me, you need to click on the appropriate advert in this hub in order to choose to buy the relevant product. I know the oceanic team are now looking at offering to sell in bulk as well as smaller quantities if you email them.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      I didn't find it had any smell at all, and as it is a very watery liquid it drains down immediately to the roots. You would get a smell if you used real seaweed (I have done this too), but even that stops after about 2 days as the surface dries to form a layer between the air and the moist seaweed below.

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      desert gardener 

      6 years ago

      I tried fish emulsion but detest the smell. Does seaweed fertilizer have a fishy odor?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks for your comment DiggyBob, unfortunately I could not allow it based on the links it contained which qualify it as SPAM. If you wish to comment without the links I will be able to allow them.

      Thanks again.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      I have never grown eggplant scamver, but I don't see why not. Most seaweeds can be used as compost or fertilizer, but the easiest way is to buy the liquid form as opposed to having to collect your own from the beach, not least because in some areas it illegal to remove it from beaches, plus it reduces hugely in size as it dries out so you need a lot of it.

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      scamver 

      6 years ago

      Is the eucheuma spinosum (eucheuma denticolatum) can be use as fertilizer for eggplant?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Liquid seaweed or real seaweed will benefit the plants that grow in that soil. The problem is that if you want to improve the soil consistency, type and texture, you need to add organic matter as opposed to a liquid that will drain away without any plants to feed off of it. If you want to improve the soil itself I recommend adding as much organic matter as you can, e.g. actual seaweed, spent compost, lawn mowings, home made household compost, well rotted cow manure or horse manure, well rotted leaf mould etc. You don't have to dig it in, just smother the surface of the soil with a thick layer of the stuff and then let the worms and the rotting process mix it in for you. I have written on this subject elsewhere. If you want to read about it you can read my article at the following link:

      http://grow-vegetables-at-home.com/good-reasons-to...

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      Victoria 

      6 years ago

      My patch of garden is a foot of top soil and clay, would my garden benefit liquid seaweed feeds? When i bought my unit i did not check the depth of the soil. I was told to get some gypsum and put it through soil, but being on my own find it to much hard work. Look forward to hear from you Kris :(

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Kris, I am surprised you have not seen it around as most garden centres stock concentrated liquid seaweed feeds, but then maybe you weren't looking for it before. The easiest thing to do is to order it off the net, Ebay or Amazon have a good range, and the Oceanic one I link to in the article is very good (I use it myself). Hope you manage to try some out. Thanks for the good feedback too :)

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      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Very interesting and useful article. I've not seen this around here but I'll bet some of the specialty garden supplies stores carry it. Liquid worm casting and dry casting fertilizers are pretty popular around here for organic gardeners. Great hub!

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thank you farida, really pleased you found this useful :)

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      farida 

      6 years ago

      this article very useful research

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Glad it helped you out Stephen, and thanks for commenting :)

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      Stephen Harris 

      6 years ago

      I have found this article very useful research with some of the work I am undertaking at University. The topic I have got is all about growth in grass(s) but the inclusion of seaweed would appear to also help its growth...

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      Cindy Lawson 

      7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Please stop Spamming these comments jmscooper04, as you see I have deleted both of your recent ones, and will continue to do so if you continue to post here with comments stacked with your own personal links.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks you vikinghex, it is great stuff and am glad you are finding this out for yourself.

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      vikinghex 

      7 years ago

      i found this most enlighting and very helpful i now use seaweed liquid feed instead of any other. my results are all ready very good thanks.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hello Husband, a man of few words ;)

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      Bibbles 

      7 years ago

      Hello

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      Cindy Lawson 

      7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      You are welcome Mini Greenhouse, the stuff is fantastic and very sustainable too.

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      Mini Greenhouse 

      7 years ago

      Ive heard about seaweed fertiliser before but never really took much notice about it. This is a really interesting hub and I think i'll give it a go now and see for myself. Thanks!

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Cheers Gus, not sure about using seawater as I would have thought the salt content would have killled the plants, but let me know if it works or not when you get a chance to try it.

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Misty - A very interesting and useful article, this one. I have also been reading some articles about the use of diluted sea water and of reconstituted dried seabed minerals as plant food, particularly in hydroponic settings. Whenever the Gulf of Mexico clears of the crude oil being leaked into it, it is my hope to capture about ten or 20 gallons of sea water with which to play around. thanks for the interesting article.

      Gus :-)))

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      The variety I use costs £5.99 a bottle plus £2.50 postage to UK destinations. This bottle dilutes down on a basis of 10ml (2 x teaspoons) to 6 litres of water. The bottle contains 500ml (half a litre). This means one bottle will make 300 litres of the mixture. This rate applies for normal watering of plants. If you are using it as a foliar spray you can double the dilution rate therefore getting 600 litres per bottle.

      I can't answer which crops have shown the 'most' benefit from using it, as the results seem to be across the board, i.e. lawns, houseplants, fruits, vegetables etc. I would suggest using it on anything you grow.

      As to the last question, I would say this is a very cost effective treatment for plant feed as a little goes such a long way. I use mine on houseplants and vegetables, the latter of which I enter in local annual shows. The seaweed ensures, healthier, larger and tastier crops all round.

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      Tanmaye Seth 

      8 years ago

      How much does this seaweed ferteliser cost, and so far the best results have been seen on which plant/crop/field etc. ?

      What is the cost-benefit working?

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks Paradise, organic is always best if you ask me. Nature provides what we need if we just make the effort to utilise it.

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      Paradise7 

      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Very interesting, informative and well-written hub. I liked the pics, too, and am with you all the way in your organic gardening efforts. The contrast between the two lawns was especially amazing. Fine hub, friend!

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Kartika, please do give it a try as I am certain you will be delighted at the results :

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      kartika damon 

      8 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      Very informative! I will try this out this spring and pass this on to my friends who garden! I love green and this is new to me!

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Tatjana, the fact it is so "green" is one of the things I love about it. Thanks for the feedback.

      Hi Hypnodude, that is a good idea for use of your fish tank water. Thanks for the compliments too. :)

      Thanks Martin, glad it was helpful to you and hope you give it a try :)

      Hi Steph, thanks for commenting. I am all for anything green too :)

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      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Bob, thanks so much for the great feedback and compliments. I love the pictures under the ocean as it feels like entering another world.

      Hi Hello Hello, I know there are varieties of tomato purely meant to be grown in hanging baskets due to their "tumbling habit", but I imagine Alicante could work well too if you gave them a try. Certainly seaweed fertilizer will benefit any type of tomato plant.

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      steph 

      8 years ago

      lovely article love info on green

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      Martin Guernsey 

      8 years ago

      Hey Misty Horizon.

      This is a brilliant article. Thank you for the terrific information. I'm sure that I can use it for great benefit.

      I really appreciate it.

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      Andrew 

      8 years ago from Italy

      Very interesting. These days I use water from my fish-tank as a fertilizer, but I didn't know about using seaweed. This is very interesting. Thanks for this. Your hubs are great.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 

      8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Excellent Cindy...and so green....

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you very much for a great hub and advice. The tomatoes you show are special types of tomatoes or can you grow 'Alicante' like that?

      Now, diogenes, will you leave those mermaids alone. tut tut tut ha ha ha

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      diogenes 

      8 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Excellent article, Miss Misty. I hope you got the idea from my seaweed hub. You always get such marvellous pictures! They make you want to be under the sea in some great, green cave with a mermaid. Seaweed has such a crisp, fresh look. Happy Christmas, dear. Bob x

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