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  • #258050
    earthworm42earthworm42
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    Hi

    i live on the mornington Peninsula Victoria and been using seaweed on the garden for years as a mulch.

    im now wondering if anyone has any tips for the edible types of seaweed as i understand its delicious and very nutritious.

    i understand sea lettuce is very good and i’m sure it grows on the rocks.

    if anyone goes foraging near rosebud i would love to tag along.

    any help would be appreciated

    Thanks

    🙂

    EW42

    #535024
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    I love eating seaweed and would find it fascinating to one day go on a seaweed hunt. Keep us posted of your adventures EW42 .. :tup:

    You probably have enough info on hand, but here is an interesting site.

    http://www.seaweed.ie/index.php

    #535025
    BronBron
    Member

    Oh, my, I love seaweed!! Dulse flakes in particular. WIsh you luck on your hunt 🙂

    #535026
    trandtotrandto
    Member

    earthworm42 post=359862 wrote: Hi

    i live on the mornington Peninsula Victoria and been using seaweed on the garden for years as a mulch.

    Do you need to do anything to it before use ?

    Can you make Liquid Fertilisers out them, if so how ? much like you would with Comfrey ?

    #535027
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    trandto post=360018 wrote:

    Hi

    i live on the mornington Peninsula Victoria and been using seaweed on the garden for years as a mulch.

    Do you need to do anything to it before use ?

    Can you make Liquid Fertilisers out them, if so how ? much like you would with Comfrey ?

    When I make seaweed fert, I make it much the same as comfrey tea, although it does require a fair bit of rinsing to get as much salt off as possible.I have also put rinsed seaweed straight on the garden as mulch & added it to the compost.

    #535028
    slowlynowslowlynow
    Member

    Ironically been down the morning and had a peck at a couple of my favorite seaweeds! Neptunes Necklace, when young/ small and Sea Lettuce are both quite palatable straight from the water.

    One of the River Cottage Oz episodes had them eating seaweed and also pickilng it to make a salad of sorts, will have to try this me thinks!

    #535029
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    slowlynow post=360038 wrote: Ironically been down the morning and had a peck at a couple of my favorite seaweeds! Neptunes Necklace, when young/ small and Sea Lettuce are both quite palatable straight from the water.

    One of the River Cottage Oz episodes had them eating seaweed and also pickilng it to make a salad of sorts, will have to try this me thinks!

    I am never 100% sure of the seaweed I find on the beach, so have never been game to eat it..

    I make a seaweed kimchi, with wakame, it’s very nice 🙂

    #535030
    earthworm42earthworm42
    Member

    Hi,

    when i use as a fert i simply rinse in a tub of water (old kiddies plastic shell thingy) for an hour or so then i ether put in a barrel and fill with water for liquid brew or hang to dry for a few days to let go crispy. that i use as mulch.

    been out and got i little bit but no lettuce very disapointing.

    will post pics as i progress

    EW42 🙂

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