"As always trying not to use much water in our raised gardens, general gardens and habitat areas, we sprinkle and mix into the soil 3 handfuls of Seaperia seaweed meal per square metre.
Then, with all of our plantings, we put a sprinkle (about a dessertspoon) in the bottom of each hole to help retain moisture down where the roots need it. Our soil plants are doing very well with just the occasional watering (and until recently very little rain).
Also we add the meal to our potting mix for seeds, cuttings and potting up, using about 125g per 10 litre bucket of soil.
We are also sprinkling 3 handfuls per 1 cubic metre on our compost bins, which get turned twice a week – heaps more earthworms now.
We haven’t done a scientific study but gut feel is that plants are happier and soil is looking and feeling moister and more alive."
The Habitat Community Garden, Ryde, NSW
(with thanks from us 😊)
1 handful equals about 35 grams