Seaweed Fertiliser – Give Your Chillies a Super Boost!

Seaweed Fertiliser is a magic weapon for growing not just chillies but anything really and popular in certain parts of Ireland. It is free, works better than anything you can buy, and you get a huge batch of it for very little work. The only thing you need to set aside… is time. It takes a month or so to ‘brew’ if you like. I normally give it at least 2 months and in the hotter weather it becomes even more potent as it ferments. So each year in very early Spring I head to the shore to one of our many local beautiful but freezing beaches (yes we have beaches here in Ireland – actually in the height of the summer I recommend Keel Beach, Achill Co. Mayo, you will be hard pressed to find a better beach in Europe) and fill up two large shopping bags with seaweed lying on the beach.


Next, I lay it out on the lawn and give it a super rinse to take away most of the salt. All you need then is to get yourself a big container or a couple of large buckets like I have done and put the seaweed in and fill it up with water, simple. I also like to rid my garden of any early nettles and mix that in two. Nettles also make an excellent fertiliser so it feels natural to use them together :)

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Seedlings Update – Part 4

Firstly, I realise there has been a lull of Ninja posts so major apologies for that, but I have been very active in documenting my progress since the last post and I knew that I would get around to posting a good few in one go. So this is to carry on from my last seedling update.

My seeds progressed very well during April and May and I even managed to train my notoriously wrecker of a cat to leave them alone. After the snow we had great Spring weather which helped them on their way, doubling and tripling in leaf production and beyond. As you can see all varieties grew into nice little strong seedlings.

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