Home Made Kelp Fertilizer

Ever wince when you have to throw away expired raw kelp because you have forgotten to use it?

Home made seaweed or kelp fertilizer

Don’t throw away expired kelp or seaweed!

Instead of throwing out expired raw produce in May 2015, I decided to make my own plant food and liquid feed.

How to make fertilizer and liquid feed for plants from seaweed

Kelp – Rinsed a few times to rid of any salt

How to make fertilizer and liquid feed for plants from seaweed

Kelp – Soak in water until soften. It will expand like this!

Home made seaweed or kelp fertilizer

Once kelp is soft, cut into small pieces for pulping. Separate pulp from liquid

Home made seaweed or kelp fertilizer

Kelp pulp and liquid separated and kept to ferment before using

How we used home made kelp fertilizer for edibles garden :

How to use home made kelp fertilizer indoors

Bed bath watering for strawberries seedlings

How to use home made kelp fertilizer

Kelp liquid feed turned into ice cubes to water and cool strawberry seedlings during the heat wave in June 2015

How we use home made liquid kelp fertilizer

Iced Nutrients feeding the soil of cool seasoned plants (white strawberries seedlings)

Benefits of kelp/seaweed fertilizer for plants :

Benefits of home made liquid kelp fertilizer

Strawberry seedlings on home made kelp fertilizer looked bigger

Kelp has cytokinins and auxins and is a natural growth fertilizer for every stage of the plant’s life.

Benefits of home made liquid kelp fertilizer for bell pepper plants

Testing Kelp fertilizer on outdoors capsicums

Kelp and most sea plants usually contain over 70 minerals and vitamins.

Benefits of home made liquid kelp fertilizer for capsicum plants

Kelp + Compost = Healthy plant with bountiful harvest 🙂

Kelp and any sea plants are organic food source as they are grown in the ocean.

Thus, do explore new ways to re-use expired raw greens for the garden instead of throwing them away without a second thought! 🙂

Be Creative! Made your own self watering pots that sealed in the smells of fermenting kelp pulp or liquid!  🙂

How to use home made kelp fertilizer in self watering pots indoors

Rinsed rice water and Kelp in self watering propeller “pot” from Garden UrbanGreen Video.

How to use home made kelp fertilizer in self watering pots

Strawberries on a liquid diet of home made kelp fertilizer in self watering pots!

Typical uses of kelp as a soup stock in Asian kitchens :

How to use kelp as a soup stock for noodles

A hearty kelp noodle broth with seafood and vegetables 🙂

How to use kelp as a soup stock for noodles

Kelp soup stock with Soba (healthy Japanese comfort food) 🙂

 

2 thoughts on “Home Made Kelp Fertilizer

    • Hi Gina,

      Ours were already expired kelp so we only need to ferment for a week. We use as a dilute extract in ice cubes form for indoor pots and the rest are for outdoor garden only.

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