This is not seaweed but a kind of calcified cold water coral and coralline algaehaving the Latin name of Lithothamnion calcareum.
It is dredged from the sea off the French and English coasts. It has been used by Cornish farmers since before c1650
In Northen France, it is called maerle and is used by Breton garlic, onion and broccoli farmers to improve their crops.
Calcified seaweed consists of about 50% calcium, 5-10% magnesium carbonate and a wide range of beneficial trace elements Zinc, Copper, Sulpher ,Iron,Manganese, Cobalt , Boron, which may be Continue reading Calcified Seaweed
Sounds like a double act and in fact this simple technique can bring more than two positives to the garden,quick, easy and great for you garden,lots of materials can be used as mulches,Manure,seaweed,compost,leafmould,grass cuttings,cardboard even wool all of then adding vital nutrients to our garden
This is the way we add all the fertility to our No-Dig beds allowing the soil organisms to incorporate the mulch into the vegetable bed
One of the easiest savings we can make in our garden is to produce our own liquid feeds. A variety of plants can be used for this and will give us different feeds suitable for doing different tasks. In my film I cover how to make an early season nitrogen rich feed and two ways of making potassium rich feed which is great for bulking up root crops and onions at this time of the season.
The other fantastic free resource we have which we should make more use of is urine this post explains why
The power of Pee
This is the first in a a series of films on how to grow superb annual flowers and I am absolutely delighted to welcome Benjamin Ranyard of Higgledy Garden.com. Ben is an expert in hardy and half hardy annuals and its the fastest way to had colour and height to your garden. In fact one of Ben’s collections which costs less than £20 would give you more than enough flowers for the average sized garden. I hope you enjoy this film keep watching as we will be doing updates and you can grow along with us.