Pond Weed as Mulch?

Bina Carey binac at vicon.net
Sun Jun 11 13:27:52 EDT 2000

We have a pond on our farm which is quickly growing a great crop of 
algae- seaweed.   Looks like green wool when dried and I'd like to 
possibly add it either to the compost pile or use it directly aroung 
vegetables a s mulch?   This is our first year as a CSA and I'd like to 
find reasonable mulch material for my acre of vegetables.  Would I need 
to worry about heavy metals or other things?    It is a healthy pond, 
with frogs, dragonflies, cattails etc.
Any information on using this stuff in either the garden or the compost 
would be appreciated.

Sabine Carey

Full Circle Farms
Community Supported Agriculture
CSA - connecting people to the land

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