John Elliott wrote:When collecting kelp for the garden, you just need to give it a good rinse -- don't want to be bringing any sea salt into the garden. Once it's rinsed, just dig it in good.
Joy Stefoni Fisher wrote: Solomon says sandy soil needs frequent light waterings so the soil nutrients aren't leached away, but I've also read that sandy soil needs infrequent, deep waterings, so the roots grow deeper.
Leila Rich wrote:
I don't even rinse my seaweed-apparently the harmful sodium chloride (table salt) is a very small proportion of the beneficial mineral salts in seawater,
and in sand it vanishes even more quickly than good things like organic matter!
R Scott wrote:If you want garden beds for zone 1 gardens, you would do best to do growbox or Aussie-style wicking beds. Big cattle tanks with solid bottoms to hold in water and keep OUT gophers.