Kelp in Your Garden with Shirley Bovshow
- KELP or "seaweed" is form of algae marine plant that grows on rocks in the ocean.
- Kelp is a source of Algin, a thickening agent used in toothpaste, paint, ice cream and cosmetics.
- The best times to apply Kelp are early morning and early evening, when the liquids will be absorbed most quickly.
- Seashells are rich in calcium. Fertilizer manufacturers use seashells as a growth stimulator to help plants become more resistant to fungi.
- Crushed seashells can be used as soil amendment to loosen clay soil and improve drainage.
- Calcium carbonate in seashells provides a slow release of calcium that de-acidifies and helps balance soil pH.
We'd like to extend a special thanks to Green Thumb Nursery for our plants and containers!