It’s fall which means when you get close to the beach you are going to get that sweet and powerful salt water air wafting through your nostrils. It also means that you might be cleaning up your garden and perhaps making plans for next year.
How are these two related? Well, just like land-dwelling plants die in the winter months, so does seaweed. But instead of leaves floating to the ground peacefully, seaweed washes up on shore. Tonnes of it! Right now the shores of the west coast are loaded with seaweed and you should head to your nearest beach with your burlap sac in tow and beachcomb for seaweed.
We like to talk about the many benefits of seaweed when it comes to taking care of your skin and body but today we’re talking about how it can benefit the food you grow.
It’s become harder and harder to obtain trace minerals from the foods we eat due to the lack of nutrient-rich soil. However, trace minerals are still abundant in our planet’s seas and oceans. Dr. Axe
Using seaweed as a fertilizer is the best option for home gardening. There is nowhere else that you are going to find all those macro nutrients, trace minerals and amino acids. Nothing created in a lab or in nature can compare. Using the seaweed as a mulch also helps the soil hold its moisture without growing fungus. It’s free! How could you go wrong? Go have a crisp beach day –your garden will thank you!
Important note: The seaweed washed up on shore has already started to decompose. It is not suitable for your skin or food.