One last push to clean out the raised beds and lay down a cover of seaweed mulch, conveniently delivered to our backyard by Mother Nature.
Would like to give seaweed mulching a try someday…
Your raised beds look neat, unlike mine which is forever messy…
What a fabulous location!!! Do you wash the mulch first or is the salt not an issue?
Though some do, we don’t wash the seaweed before laying it down on the beds. The salt helps to keep the slugs away!
The seaweed looks really pretty. :) Does it work well?
The seaweed made me think of this Dale Chihuly installation: http://www.chihuly.com/seaform-pavilion-description.aspx
The seaweed provides trace minerals and nutrients, and helps to improve soil structure.
I have a similar question as Liz, will the seaweed change the chemical makeup of you garden soil? Also do remove the seaweed before turning over your soil?
We place a thick layer of seaweed on the beds in preparation for winter; it helps to protect the soil while also adding nutrients. It breaks down over the winter, then gets turned back into the soil. The only thing to avoid is seaweed that is sandy — it’s heavy to work with, and might change the texture of your soil.
Thanks for all the great questions, here’s a link with more information:
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