kelp/seaweed

Discussion in 'Organics' started by brendon420, Jun 9, 2008.

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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    i have heard this is a good additive to soil after you wash the salt off. i found and article on it. thank god i live in california:joint::joint::joint::joint::joint::blsmoke:

    Seaweed project in BC | Cannabis Chronicles

    does anyone have any prior experience with it and how to process it for soil use or even fertilizer. blending? mashing? pressing?
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    overfiend

    overfiend HeavyMetalHippie

    i put seaWEED in my compost pile just to give it a little extra kick.
    i learned from my grandfather and his gardens were always kickass
    but i think the composting helps distribute any salts in it adding directly to soil may take some trial and error. try it on some small clones and see what happens
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    Salviatrip

    Salviatrip Active Member

    i've heard about this. never tried it myself.
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member


    cool thanks, i picked up some from the beach this morning after being spoiled with perfect surf i have 3 composts going so i am going to bring trash b ags to the beach with me but i have to remember that shit is HEAVY and walking up stairs with it sucks

    do you think it could be pressed of all of its nutrients, or blended, i am going to check out those methods, i imagine thats what all the commercial fertilizers that use kelp do, either puree the shit or press it.
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    i am going to boil a big pot of water and put all of my seaweed in there.

    after i strain it, does anybody know if i should dilute it a bit more, or would the liquid be pure fert?
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    well i boiled down all my sea weed until it was wilted. the left over water is no my fertilizer, i am going to add about a gallon of water to it to dilute it a little bit
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    overfiend

    overfiend HeavyMetalHippie

    seaweed teas are an awsome boost for your plants.
    i like the compost better i usually dont add too much if any fertilzers to my grow just good compost is all you need to produce good bud.if you compost seaweed into your soil it will be enough nutes for the entire grow. the only addition lately during budding i've been watering w/ 3tbs of brown sugar per gal and have seen a huge difference in the buds swelling. this grow i diddnt use the brown sugar and my buds are not as bulky as usual. so i'm goin back to using it
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member


    hey thanks for that killer tip, if you use brown sugar, can that replace using molasses? i tossed all my wilted kelp into my trash can compost and poured a little bit of tea over it so i hope that makes my earth worm homies happy :hump:

    im going to pour a little bit on my lawn in a tiny patch and see the results before i give it to my plant
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    so here are my pictures from today..the left over water looks and smells like red tide.. i wonder if it is bioluminescent..lol anyway i have some pictures of my process and stuff hopefully someone will find this useful.

    the pictures are as follows
    1.the strained water (fertilizer)
    2. the wilted kelp that is now in my compost
    3. guard cat squeak

    Attached Files:

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    NewGrowth

    NewGrowth Well-Known Member

    Compost it or use it as mulch or both
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    overfiend

    overfiend HeavyMetalHippie

    i use the brown sugar in place of the molasses. everyone was saying molasses fattens up buds and because i diddnt have molasses and molasses is made with brown sugar i figured it was worth a try on a plant or three and have been using it ever since.
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    can you mix a bunch of ferts together like fish emulsion,kelp tea, brown sugar all in one concoction or have 3 seperate bottles with just water mixed with the indiviual fert?
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    overfiend

    overfiend HeavyMetalHippie

    dont know why not i'd try to keep track the proportions of each so if you find something thatworks good you can make it again
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    overfiend

    overfiend HeavyMetalHippie

    you probably would want to dilute the mix a little at first to get a feel for it
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    does anyone know the correct place to store kelp tea, are there any things i should be aware of like not letting it sit in the sun or not letting it get over a certain temp??? thanks
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    MrFishy

    MrFishy Well-Known Member

    You've got this backwards . . . ie: brown sugar comes from molasses processing. Thought you might like to know?
    :blsmoke:
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    im trying to sprout some seeds and i have germinated them fine i was just wondering if i can use a tiny amount of my kelp tea to help with the sprouting, ive read its best not lay off the nutes until its a few weeks old. in the link in my original post it discusses how the nutrients in kelp aid in rooting, and seed germination, does anyone have any experience with it?
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    DR. VonDankenstine

    DR. VonDankenstine Well-Known Member

    Add some B1 to it and you'll have a nice stress/transplant tea. Your plants will say-------yum.....yum........:mrgreen:
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    awesome, i just found some the other day, thanks for the heads up doc. + rep
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    brendon420

    brendon420 Well-Known Member

    im sooo happy my kelp fert is kicking ass, explosive growth and lush colors...i recommend people start making their own. i am even thinking about selling my own fert on craigslist, or if anyone in the SD area would like to buy some PM me

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