brackish water seaweed for organic fertilizer

asghiloOctober 28, 2008

If anyone is familiar with Hilo and "ice-pond" or Wailoa State Park, I was wondering if I could somehow use the floating stringy seaweed as fertilizer for my veggie garden. It's the same seaweed that Mullet fisherman use for bait at Wailoa. There's Tons of it at ice-pond (which is mostly fresh spring water) and at various Keaukaha brackish ponds. I know it's high in Nitrogen, so i thought it'd be a good fertilizer. If it is, how do you use it? directly on soil? compost it? stew it? I make compost tea and I thought I'd add it to my mix.

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I'm no expert but it would be a good idea to wash it with fresh water to remove any salts from the brackish water. Other than that, why not? Perhaps it would even make a decent weed barrier if used as mulch. My 2cents.

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