Friday, April 20, 2012

Seaweed Fertilizer

  • The term Seaweeds in this case refers only to macrophytic marine algae, both wild and cultivated, growing in saltwater.
  • The present uses of seaweeds at present are as human foods, cosmetics, fertilisers, and for the extraction of industrial gums and chemicals.
  • Seaweed contains complex carbohydrates. These stimulate microscopic soil fungi and microbes. These little garden helpers increase the availability of soil nutrients and they also play a significant role in defending against soil-based diseases.
  • The nutrients in seaweed fertiliser promote early flowering, stronger crops, and increased sugar content in fruit.
  • Seaweed is rich in nutrients like phosphorus, potassium, calcium and nitrogen. Composted seaweed also adds many micronutrients that will improve soil quality and plant health.

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