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Sea Spray

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:37 pm
by erik
I live about a mile from the beach. Will this cause any problems? thanks !

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:46 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
I live on a Island. I don't notice any difference.

If you were right on the shoreline than probably yes.

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:55 pm
by Kisal
I think a mile is far enough away. I've never personally gardened near the ocean, but unless the soil is heavy with salts, or the spray actually permeates the air around the plants, I think everything should be okay.

I think your best source of specific information would be the nearest Extension Service office. They will be knowledgeable about plant varieties that do well in your area. If there is no Extension Service office nearby, you could talk to the staff at some local nurseries or independent garden supply stores. Local nurseries and independent garden stores usually carry varieties that will succeed for their customers. :)

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:57 pm
by nes
I've heard seaweed is EXCELLENT fertilizer, just make sure you rinse it off really well first :)

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:07 pm
by erik
I've heard seaweed is EXCELLENT fertilizer, just make sure you rinse it off really well first
thank you all ! should i rip the kelp up into little peices? and should i just mix it in with my soil ?

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:43 am
by Green Mantis
Probably chop it up a bit, as some of that seaweed is very thick and strong. So would take awhile to break down, without help by being chopped a bit. But it is fantastic garden fertilizer, and free too! Get busy and save lots for your compost. Works fantastic. Good Luck. :)