History Of Seaweed Fertiliser
Renowned for its ability to improve the condition and fertility of soil, Seaweed has been used for centuries in agriculture, particularly in coastal areas. Containing nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphate and magnesium, it’s the perfect source of nourishment for various plant life. Seaweed also contains several trace minerals that are essential to improving a plant’s health.
In the past, Seaweed was used in its natural form and simply thrown into compost heaps. This was and still is good practice because as simple as it may be, seaweed is high in nitrogen and compost loves nitrogen!
However, despite how much we’d love to recommend this as good practice it’s not that straightforward. Unless you’re one of the fortunate few who own a beach, in which you intend to collect the seaweed, access to doing so is very limited. Even if you’re lucky enough to live so close to a beach, and you reckon the seaweed on the beach is in your back garden to collect, unfortunately, there is no public right to do so. And for those of you who really insist on collecting the seaweed, we advise you contact the local council before doing so.
One of the key benefits of Seaweed is derived from how it naturally grows in very harsh conditions. The common life cycle of seaweed in nature is being immersed in salt water, dried out, baked in the sun, soaked in the rain and bathed again in salt water. Due to these harsh conditions, Seaweed has acquired unique anti-stress compounds that are transferred onto plants when it is used as a fertiliser.
The Good News
We wouldn’t tell you about the great benefits of Seaweed to leave you empty-handed at the thought of not being able to collect any of your own! At Envii we swear by the power of Seaweed so much that we formulated our very own organic liquid fertiliser from it! Saving you the hassle of collecting tons of seaweed. But not only that, our fertiliser gives you all the benefits of seaweed with that much more EXTRA!
The Organic Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
SeaFeed Xtra is an organic, liquid seaweed fertiliser that differs from other seaweed fertilisers as it contains a higher percentage of physical seaweed. While most other Seaweed fertilisers only contain between 1-3% Seaweed, ours contains 5% and that higher concentration is why it’s our fertiliser is darker in colour!
As well as a higher percentage of seaweed, SeaFeed Xtra also contains an additional nutrient that helps deliver micronutrients directly to the main arteries of the plant. Meaning it works to improve your plant’s absorption system from the foliage, doing more for your plants than your average fertiliser!
Don’t just take our word for it though…
Richard, one-half of the Two Thirsty Gardeners has used SeaFeed Xtra on his Chilli plants with some great results:
Read his full review here > TwoThirstyGardeners – SeaFeed Xtra Review