Posted: 15/03/2014 at 12:06
Great believer in seaweed. Think it is the very best soil and plant conditioner.
Used to get loads of fresh seaweed every year....tons of it. ,put on the soil in autumn it deters slugs, improves soil and by spring has rotted down enough to mix into the soil for veg preparation. Used seaweed spray as a tonic on tomatoes, Beetroot, container plants, etc. etc.
Slightly alkaline so not to be used on ericaceous plants
Excellent you have access to fresh seaweed, Verdun. I can well see that the presence of sea-salt would be a deterrent to slugs & snails.
Interesting to note that the unique taste of Jersey potatoes is attributed to the liberal use of fresh seaweed.