Author: Adam Fitzhenry Date Posted:28 January 2021
With 60 trace elements and various nutrients, seaweed is beneficial for humans, lawns, gardens and animals - read all about it in our latest blog.
Seaweed is an essential part of the Japanese diet and has been for generations.
Go to any izayaka (pub) or visit a yatai (food cart) in Tokyo and you’ll find items containing wakame or kombu, and, of course, sushi comes wrapped in yaki nori.
As the health benefits of seaweed are becoming more well known in media, it’s becoming an ingredient that is increasingly popular in western diets also.
But seaweed isn’t just a beneficial dietary supplement for humans, it’s also a top shelf supplement for lawns, gardens and animals!
Loaded with 60 trace elements and nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphate and magnesium, seaweed is one of the few lawn and garden supplements that doesn’t need to decompose before its beneficial effects take hold.
Recognising the benefits, Celtic and Scandinavian farmers have been putting seaweed into their fields for years.
Of the many fertilisers available, seaweed offers the broadest and most balanced range of nutrients that help promote flowering, cropping and fruiting.
All in all, seaweed is great for gardens and lawns - as a fertiliser, soil builder and microbial stimulate.
Seaweed for lawns and gardens
Kelp or seaweed is a core component in biological agriculture and an indispensable bio-stimulant that can provide a multitude of benefits. These can include the following:
- Bio-protection via the root zone.
- Root stimulation, as the larger the roots the better the yield.
- Helps increase brix levels.
- Improved flowering and fruit set.
- Can support and rejuvenate during stress periods.
- As a natural anti-freeze agent - can offer frost protection.
Containing high levels of Cytokinins, a natural plant hormone, Seaweed helps plants heal and repair and also assists with decreasing transplant shock and improving germination.
As a broad-spectrum nutrition and hormonal stimulant, seaweed is an ideal solution for lawns, gardens and plants. It can be used to relieve plants struggling with stress, such as drought conditions, water logging, frost and more.
Bottom line is, seaweed is awesome and beneficial!
Seaweed for animals
Not only is seaweed beneficial for humans and gardens and lawns, it’s also a great dietary supplement for animals.
As the world’s population increases, there is increased demand to maximise farming practices to meet food consumption needs.
As farming production maximises it’s important to keep livestock healthy and free of infection, but with the widespread use of antibiotics and zinc to combat this, it can be at the expense of the environment and human health.
Therefore, alternative options for livestock health are essential - this is where seaweed comes in!
Seaweed is rich in minerals and vitamins, while also providing amino acids and pre-biotics for optimal gut health.
Seaweed is one of the most nutrient-dense and environmentally sustainable crops on the planet.
Due to its medicinal characteristics, it can also produce thicker, shinier coats, enhanced immunity and improved digestion for animals – the perfect solution for your family dog or cat.
It has a long history being used in animal feed and is also known to provide greater resistance to infection and increased reproduction in farm animals.
Seaweed contains 10 to 20 times the concentration of minerals found in land plants, in a form that is more easily absorbed.
At Plant Doctor, we have a range of seaweed products available for both lawns and gardens, animals and humans as we’re big fans of the many list of benefits seaweed can provide!
In our garden and lawn range we have our rock star of the bunch - Seaweed Secrets – and many other products such as the Rescue Remedy Seaweed Soluble Flakes and Natrakelp Liquid Seaweed range.
For pets and farm animals, you can’t go past our Liquid Seaweed for Animals or Seaweed Meal, which enhances animal health by improving resistance to a range of health problems.
Our Liquid Seaweed is ideal for dairy and beef cattle, horses, calves, sheep, goats, deer, pigs, poultry, dogs and cats.
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