Seaweed as mulch in polycrub (polytunnel)

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Fnona

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Seaweed as mulch in polycrub (polytunnel)
« on: January 29, 2020, 17:18 »
I used seaweed to mulch asparagus in my polycrub (first year of planting) and it is now covered with a silvery mound. Should I remove it ASAP, or hope that when the weather warms up and the seaweed dries out, this will not be a problem?

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Re: Seaweed as mulch in polycrub (polytunnel)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 17:15 »
You are not alone rather than an answer! My asparagus is outside in raised beds and we, too, have just mulched with seaweed - the recent storms have brought up tonnes on the local shore. We mulched about 3 weeks ago now, and all I'd planned on doing was to cover the seaweed with our compost so it can rot down underneath rather than drying out too much on the surface - dry? here? SW Scotland? It's  been windy so surface is dry and I'm thinking that the white 'mould' is more likely to be dried salts but the bitter cold NW wind is encouraging me to stay indoors and think seed sowing rather than investigate more thoroughly. There's always the tunnel to dig/manure though.
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Re: Seaweed as mulch in polycrub (polytunnel)
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 11:29 »
You are not alone rather than an answer! My asparagus is outside in raised beds and we, too, have just mulched with seaweed - the recent storms have brought up tonnes on the local shore. We mulched about 3 weeks ago now, and all I'd planned on doing was to cover the seaweed with our compost so it can rot down underneath rather than drying out too much on the surface - dry? here? SW Scotland? It's  been windy so surface is dry and I'm thinking that the white 'mould' is more likely to be dried salts but the bitter cold NW wind is encouraging me to stay indoors and think seed sowing rather than investigate more thoroughly. There's always the tunnel to dig/manure though.
:DMany thanks - have only just seen this, don't know why! Like you it the winds have been very cold here. Did you cut a few spears the second year, or were you strong willed and wait til year 3? Am worried if Corona gets us someone else will get my lovingly cared for asparagus![/b]
You are not alone rather than an answer! My asparagus is outside in raised beds and we, too, have just mulched with seaweed - the recent storms have brought up tonnes on the local shore. We mulched about 3 weeks ago now, and all I'd planned on doing was to cover the seaweed with our compost so it can rot down underneath rather than drying out too much on the surface - dry? here? SW Scotland? It's  been windy so surface is dry and I'm thinking that the white 'mould' is more likely to be dried salts but the bitter cold NW wind is encouraging me to stay indoors and think seed sowing rather than investigate more thoroughly. There's always the tunnel to dig/manure though.



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