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Kelp Tea Recipe for your Garden

Kelp Tea Recipe for your Garden

Mary Smith |

We've already shared our Alfalfa Meal tea so today we're making KELP tea.  This is especially important if you plan on planting Organic Garlic this year.

  What is KELP and What does Kelp Tea do for plants?

Kelp is derived from sea plants and is sustainable.  Kelp Meal contains only small amount of N, P, and K (highest in Potash) but adds valuable micronutrients.  Kelp Meal also contains vitamins that help increase yields, improve soil structure, reduce plant stress from drought, and increase frost tolerance.

From our website,
Organic Kelp Meal (1-0-2) is dried and ground Rock Weed (Ascophyllum Nodosum), which grows in the cold clean waters along the New England coast, and is known as the best marine plant available for agriculture today

Full of trace Minerals, Carbohydrates and Amino Acids, helping create a strong root systems and makes a very healthy plant

It should be tilled in the soil before planting or can be top dressed, incorporated into potting soils, seed beds and composting material.
Organic kelp meal is ascophyllum nodosum, which is widely recognized as one of the finest marine plants available for agriculture today
It is a natural and cost effective enhancement to any soil fertilization and conditioning program
It is suitable for all crops and applications, and can be mixed with most soil conditioners and fertilizers

BONUS:  Sprinkle a small handful of kelp meal early in the growing season around and on the base of squash plants to help deter squash bugs.  Do this every 10 days where squash bugs are a problem.

Easy kelp meal tea:  
Add 1/2 cup of kelp meal to 1-5 gallons water.   Let steep for 1-3 days and agitate daily.

*1 gallon of water will give you a very strong tea

*5 gallons of water will give you a very weak tea

Ways to Use Kelp Tea

-Soak Garlic Cloves in kelp tea for 1 to 2 hours before planting

-Use Kelp Tea as a foliar spray to help protect plants from cold and hot temperatures.

-Soak seeds in Kelp Tea before planting to boost germination

-Apply to soil after transplanting to reduce shock

-Water plant with Kelp Tea once a month.  Stimulates soil microbial activity


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Has anyone made kelp sun tea? This will not be for human consumption but to supplement growing plants and to germinate seeds. Can’t find any information on internet searches. All comments will be appreciated.
Regards, P

Panfilo Gomez,

Hi, I have some organic kelp powder which expired. May I use in the garden?


I love to include kelp in my diet so I value it’s nutritional benefits. It’s so great to learn how to make and use kelp tea for our gardens. Thank you for sharing this valuable information with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

Deborah Davis,

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