Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lorry Load of Seaweed


Seaweed is collected from the beaches in Jersey to spread on the fields. Seaweed contains all the trace elements and plant nutrients necessary for healthy crops, in addition the alginates in Brown seaweeds (Phaeophyta) are reputed to be an excellent soil conditioner. In Jersey the special flavour of their new potatoes is thought to derive from the seaweed they spread on their fields locally known as Vraic (Wrack). The seaweed is also thought to suppress Eelworm in the potato crop and has been collected and spread by the Jersey farmers since the 12th century, when every farmer had the right to collect seaweed from the beach.

For ABC Wednesday

5 comments:

Lmkazmierczak said...

Cool info...here's to successful future crops♫♪

Reader Wil said...

Seaweed must be a very important article for gardening! I have learnt something new! Thanks.
Have a great rest of the week.
Wil, ABC Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

that's seaweed? thought it was LUMBER!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Deslilas said...

Very smelly picture !

Chubskulit Rose said...

I never thought those are seaweeds.

Catching up with ABC. Got busy the past couple of days and just now have the time to visit entries.

Leaping Chipmunk
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team