The benefits of kelp for your plants are that it is a completely natural, organic product and a source of over 70 vitamins and minerals. For this reason, it is an important dietary supplement for a terrific organic fertilizer. Organic kelp fertilizer can be applied to any type of soil or plant without concern for waste by-products or harmful chemicals, leading to healthier crop yields and general plant well being.
All Emerald Isle Seaweed has be tested for chemical, pesticides and water quality. Energy values, KCal/KJ per 100g, 166/686 Protein 13.7 Fatg/100g, 0.2 Saturated Fat g/100g 0.2 Mono-unsaturated Fat 0.1.Poly-unsaturated fat < 0.1 Available carbohydrate, g/100g 8.7 Total Sugars g/100g 3.6 Dietary Fibre AOAC, g/100g 36.8 Sodium, mg/100g 4899 Moisture g/100g 11.6 Ash g/100g 28.9
Saves water, keeps soil moist at ground level
The purpose of any mulch is to keep garden soil from drying out at the surface. By preventing moisture from evaporating, mulch reduces the need for watering. The practice of mulching is essential in areas where conditions are hot and dry.
Eliminates the need to weed your garden.
Mulch covers the soil and blocks new weeds from sprouting. This is because the soil beneath the mulch remains moist, any weeds which do manage to sprout through the mulch are easy to pick.
Repels slugs and other pests.
Slugs are immediately repelled by two things, salt and sharp-edged materials i.e. chopped dried seaweed. Seaweed has a natural salt content which repels slugs. Slugs do not like “crispy” surfaces, as the sharp salty edges cut into the soft body tissue. While some mulches may provide hiding spots for slugs, earwigs and other pests, seaweed mulch does not have this disadvantage.
Enriches the soil.
Kelp seaweed is a broad spectrum fertilizer that is rich in beneficial trace minerals and hormones that stimulate plant growth. Kelp seaweed is high in carbohydrates which are essential building blocks in growing plants, and low in cellulose so it breaks down readily. Seaweed shares no diseases with land plants.
Helps lighten the soil.
Compacted soil can benefit as seaweed mulch breaks down. As the material becomes incorporated into the soil, aeration is improved and the soil becomes more crumbly and moist.
Does not contain weed seeds, unlike bark mulch.
Seaweed does not bring any foreign weed seeds into your garden
Boosts lethargic plants.
Kelp seaweed fertilizer contains an abundance of fully chelated (ready to use) micro-nutrients which can be readily absorbed by plants without any further chemical decomposition needed.
Our seaweed has undergone a full range of thorough tests which include chemical, pesticides, water content, and nutrition, all have be done in laboratory conditions and is UKAS accredited. Energy values, KCal/KJ per 100g, 166/686 Protein 13.7 Fatg/100g, 0.2 Saturated Fat g/100g 0.2 Mono-unsaturated Fat 0.1.Poly-unsaturated fat < 0.1 Available carbohydrate, g/100g 8.7 Total Sugars g/100g 3.6 Dietary Fibre AOAC, g/100g 36.8 Sodium, mg/100g 4899 Moisture g/100g 11.6 Ash g/100g 28.9