Ah, seaweed

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It’s the gold standard of mulch. Its grit repels crawling uglies such as slugs and cutworms, and it’s an absolute fountain of minerals and other micronutrients. More, it’s free, and an inexhaustible supply arrives on beaches every day with the high tide.

Alas, it helps to live near the shore, own a pickup truck, and have access to a front-end loader.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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