Wednesday 22 March 2023

Seaweed Fertilizer For The Inland Even Coastal Gardener?🤔

 I noticed my local Garden Centre and beer providers and supermarket is selling bags of seaweed granulated fertilizer at the moment:


Wifeyy treated me to two bags of them.  

Apparently they are made into pellets and are a mixture of chicken manure and seaweed.

I opened one of the bags to have a look at them:

Yes they are just like the organic poultry manure pellets I buy in a tub every year.  

I gave the onions and garlic a good sprinkling of the pellets.  They should be a good slow release fertilizer and also weed free.  

Anyone else used pelleted seaweed fertilizer recently?

I have a big pile of fym from the ponies, donkeys, lambs, hens and ducks and pigs.  But that's far too fresh to use at present.

Regular readers will remember that we also recently collected seaweed for the new potatoes bed a couple of weeks ago.

It was the driest February for 90 years and I think it's going to turn into the wettest ever March.  March came in like a lamb and a lion arrived in the middle of the month.  I hope to see the  lamb return again soon to take us into April!


23 comments:

  1. I'm going to look for fertiliser today. I wonder if we have bags of compost here. Next week we will be visiting that fav German market but the ones here have very few flowers and such.

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    1. Our German garden centre and beer providers and supermarket always stocks plants, composts and garden tools from March to November. My next post is about bought compost Linda. I bought some containing John Innes number 3. Which is loam or topsoil. Thanks.

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  2. March came in like a desert rat and left like a dripping haddock. I would certainly purchase a few bags of seaweed fertiliser if they had some in our German emporium.

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    1. Is there none advertised in this weeks leaflet or on th app YP? It looks good stuff.

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    2. An application what you download to your computer, tablet or phone.

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    3. I am none the wiser. I thought it was short for apple just like "ban" is short for banana and "rhu" is short for rhubarb.

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    4. Google "app" YP. You will get a much more scientific explanation than I could ever give. I think in layman's terms you can look at Lidl adverts on your electronic device.

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  3. The weather is up and down like the proverbial yoyo at the moment.

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    1. It's awful JayCee. Wish I could afford a sun holiday at the moment JayCee or another polytunnel.

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  4. Fym - a new word for me!

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  5. It's took me years to say that instead of stable manure or sh#t!😊

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  6. F has spent quite enough on garden stuff. I am taking control of the budget and allocating more to purchase of chicken. Xxx Mr T

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  7. But you will have lots of vegetables to go with the chicken Tigger. Are you just a carnivore?

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  8. I have used pelleted seaweed over the years..good stuff

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    1. Excellent stuff GZ and weed free unlike so many cold manures.

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  9. I have never heard of it. However, we are quite far from the sea. There is a 5000 mile long blob of seaweed headed to Florida. Now we have an idea of what to do with all that.

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    1. It looks just the ticket Debby. Farmers in Ireland used seaweed for fertilizer for thousands of years.

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  10. I've never heard of pelleted seaweed, but I do have a bag of the chicken manure pellets which I must spread in my pots tomorrow. I should spread them more often, but keep forgetting.

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  11. My new seaweed fertilizer pellets are made of seaweed and chicken manure pellets River. The chicken manure pellets are super.

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