Garlic loves seaweed… and Middle Schoolers!

We had stunning success with our garlic this season after we planted it in seaweed. So, when the fall storms came, we went back to the beach to collect seaweed for the garlic beds again.

Middle School students from Wellington Day School and their teacher Cormac McCarthy enthusiastically helped us plant it!

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First we gave the seaweed a little rinsing. The garlic was carefully separated into cloves.

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A bed was prepped and then the fun began. We laid the seaweed down about 4 inches thick and also took some time to explore all the creatures still in the seaweed.

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The bed was then covered with about 4 inches of straw. We pulled the straw aside to create planting holes and filled them with compost.

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Thank you Adrian, Alejandro, Collin, Donovan, Gabe, Izzy, Kaio, Kellen, Makenna, Lulu, Molly, Serena and Mr. McCarthy!

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