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Re: it's rooted, seaweed [kelp]

Offhand, I couldn't say.  Would require research.

> [Original Message]
> From: Margaret Lauterbach <melauter@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/15/2002 12:33:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] it's rooted, seaweed [kelp]
> That's complete news to me, Kitty.  They surely never mentioned that in
> Master Gardener courses.  So, how much phosphorus would you say
> is available?  Margaret L
> >Margaret,
> >Guaranteed Analysis (GA) must list only what is IMMEDIATELY available. A
> >lot of natural fertilizers contain elements that need to be broken down
> >over time.  Consequently Kelp contains more nitrogen than the 1% shown,
> >just available a little later.  It also contains the phosphorous that
> >appears to be missing because it requires time and friendly organisms to
> >break it down before it becomes available.  It's all there, but the
> >government won't allow it to be listed in the GA.
> >Kitty

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