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Post  sanderson on 9/20/2014, 2:10 pm

Last year, I bought Kelp meal from Kelp4Less.com, so of course I keep getting their ads. I even made one compost pile with Pacific kelp, but trips to the coast don't always coincide with compost making.

I like the idea of some sea product in the compost, so I am asking what you think of the following products:

Kelp Meal granules for mixing in the Mix
Kelp powder for mixing and spraying on the plants or soil
Crushed crab shells for mixing in the Mix

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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/20/2014, 2:43 pm

Sounds good to me!  But why would you do that? Is your garden not growing well? I use seaweed in my compost pile because I don't want to use the manure...

I have also dumped old kitty kelp pellets into my compost pile, but only because they were around and no one would eat them..

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Post  sanderson on 9/20/2014, 2:51 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Sounds good to me!  But why would you do that? Is your garden not growing well? I use seaweed in my compost pile because I don't want to use the manure...
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thinking  Why, indeed.  You've got me reconsidering.

The only reason would be trace elements?  Things are growing fine right now so maybe this is one expense I don't need.  I'm not going to add Azomite or any other commercial product.

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Post  camprn on 9/20/2014, 3:23 pm

Trace elements need to be replaced.

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Post  yolos on 9/20/2014, 3:26 pm

@camprn wrote:Trace elements need to be replaced.

What do you use to replace the trace elements.??

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Post  sanderson on 9/20/2014, 3:27 pm

Camp, so what do you think of a sea product? The crushed crab shells sounded like they would be a slow release source that stays in the mix, instead of dripping out the bottom.

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Post  camprn on 9/20/2014, 5:52 pm

I throw shells and fish leavings into my compost pile. I love the lobster compost.

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Post  camprn on 9/20/2014, 5:54 pm

@yolos wrote:
@camprn wrote:Trace elements need to be replaced.

What do you use to replace the trace elements.??
I throw all sorts of things including most of the garden rubbish into the compost pile and some wood ash. Thus the cycle begins again. If I had seaweed that would also go in the compost pile, after being rinsed of course.

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