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Tips and general know-how on using algae

Posted by whipper_snapper 10b (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 30, 11 at 20:36

I was just wondering what the florida gardening forum thought about algae for use as both a fertilizer and a soil conditioner. I've read many sources saying that it is an excellent resource. But how do you guys recommend using it? Personally, I have been draining and rinsing it and putting it in my compost heap. But now, I have been thinking of adding it directly to the garden as part of a lasagna gardening strategy. Is this a good idea? In terms of nutrient content, what are the benefits and shortcomings of algae?

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RE: Tips and general know-how on using algae

I'll bite......Welcome to the forums....

What is the story about the Algae ? What is it...Fresh/salt water...quantities...Where: 10b ?


RE: Tips and general know-how on using algae

Do you mean the algae we find washed up on the beach? Like 'sea lettuce'? I've gathered seaweeds off the beach before & used them in my garden as mulch - mostly eelgrass, w/ some red & green algae thrown in, but I've found that the algae dry out to almost nothing, being mostly water....

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