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Topic Title: A bit of info on using sargassum as fertilizer/mulch
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Created On: 10/11/2011 08:17 PM
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 10/11/2011 08:17 PM
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ww

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This 15 minute video from Barbados on the seaweed plague has a quick segment on using it as fertilzer a bit after the 10 minute mark. 

The Sargassum Seaweed

 10/07/2018 09:51 AM
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palmtreeg

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So has anyone tried using sargassum for fertilizer here locally?

Any plant types respond better to it than others?

There is a shot ton of it on the beaches now...

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pompano

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I did a few years back when it got pretty thick. I washed it out in a tub. I mixed it in with some other mulch/compost. Stuff didn't die, so I suppose that was good? I'm not real versed in planting knowledge though. My wife really likes shroom compost plus what we get from our buttonwoods and veggie garbage bowl.
 10/09/2018 05:59 AM
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RioSirju

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So what you're saying is I just bought all these bags of mulch for nothing? Hahah great video. Organic fertilizer. spread one inch thick and wash with running water for an hour, organic mulch and compost as well. Great for plants who love acidic soil.
 10/09/2018 07:49 AM
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Central Floridave

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I'll watch the vid later but seeweed has to be great fertilizer. Minus the possible salt content if any.
 10/09/2018 07:55 AM
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Plan B

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A few years back, we had a massive load wash on the beaches in St. Aug. I loaded up the truck with quite a bit (shhhh).... rinsed it in an empty trash can, and mulched / composted it into my vegetable garden. ... whether it was coincidence or not, I Had a great garden that year
 07/26/2020 09:13 AM
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seaspray

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Sargassum invasion is back with a vengeance. I'm thinking about grabbing a trash bag full this afternoon to mix in with our compost, after rinsing and drying of course
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