Ever wince when you have to throw away expired raw kelp because you have forgotten to use it?
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.
Kelp – Rinsed a few times to rid of any salt
Kelp – Soak in water until soften. It will expand like this!
Once kelp is soft, cut into small pieces for pulping. Separate pulp from liquid
Kelp pulp and liquid separated and kept to ferment before using
How we used home made kelp fertilizer for edibles garden :
Bed bath watering for strawberries seedlings
Kelp liquid feed turned into ice cubes to water and cool strawberry seedlings during the heat wave in June 2015
Iced Nutrients feeding the soil of cool seasoned plants (white strawberries seedlings)
Benefits of kelp/seaweed fertilizer for plants :
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.
Testing Kelp fertilizer on outdoors capsicums
Kelp and most sea plants usually contain over 70 minerals and vitamins.
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! 🙂
Rinsed rice water and Kelp in self watering propeller “pot” from Garden UrbanGreen Video.
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 :
A hearty kelp noodle broth with seafood and vegetables 🙂
Kelp soup stock with Soba (healthy Japanese comfort food) 🙂