Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Watering
by trolleydriver Today at 8:16 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by trolleydriver Today at 8:08 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:06 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:42 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Fiz Today at 7:31 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:30 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Fiz Today at 7:29 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:26 pm

» Three Sisters Square Foot garden
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:24 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 5:34 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by yolos Today at 5:12 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 5:08 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:17 pm

» Trellis
by newbeone Today at 1:31 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by LynnF Today at 1:05 pm

» Baby Food
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:58 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:35 am

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:37 am

» Big Bug ?
by sanderson Today at 3:12 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:07 am

» New squash in a hurry
by RC3291 Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» Buzz Pollinators
by yolos Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Fiz Yesterday at 8:06 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by quiltbea Yesterday at 6:11 pm

» Fall Planting
by newbeone Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 pm

» Should I cover plants while away
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sea products for the compost/Mix

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sea products for the compost/Mix

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

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13985
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

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..

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6061
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

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...
CC

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.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13985
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

Post  camprn on 9/20/2014, 3:23 pm

Trace elements need to be replaced.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

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.??
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3186
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

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.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13985
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

Post  camprn on 9/20/2014, 5:52 pm

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

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

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.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Sea products for the compost/Mix

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum