SEAWEED = free fertiliser

Clare H is talking about growing Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Capsicum, Carrot, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini from Hawke's Bay

Garden ready!

We have just enjoyed a short break at Bookabach holiday house a bit south of us here in HB. It rained off & on much of the time but that didn’t spoil anything.

AND it was an easterly with a big swell which brought in heaps = HEAPS of assorted seaweeds. Beautiful clean seaweed with no rubbish tangled in it. We brought three huge garden bags full home with us but as you can see didn’t make any dent in the supply!

We did this last year too and that gave us a years supply. We air dry it & then DH chops it us a bit with the mower. I add some whenever I am preparing a patch for new plantings. And into the compost bins.

Like Anita has mentioned I too am trying to reduce how much I spend on garden things, especially fertiliser, so am making more compost, growing more comfrey, collecting coffee grounds from the supermarket cafe, gratefully accept the occasional bucket of sheep manure from a neighbour AND collect up all this lovely seaweed!

PS. And with all this mostly gentle rain everything in the garden has jumped in just the few days, including the weeds.