We always love hearing from you, no matter where you are or what you do, whether you use our Seaperia or not.
I particularly loved this. It's a couple of comments that were actually on a facebook post. This lady wasn't a customer at the time but I really loved her in-depth account of her experience. This is what she wrote...
Hi, I have no connection to this firm. I write this because I am keen 2 c more people employ a non chemical attitude to farming. I have come 2 learn that organic is so much better not to mention safer. Here is the reason.
We farmed organic hay (non certified) for 12 years. We employed non chemical methods (& were considered "strange" by farmers around us who fertilised with & sprayed with numerous chemical JUNK regularly).
Seaweed was fertigated onto our crop as a part of our farm health plan and regular soil tests were done (by a person who actively promotes natural is better).
Regular comments were received as to the look & vibrance of our crop, the sweet smell of our product, condition & gleam on coats of our own animals (fed exclusively our own hay & the fact that regarding our customers all animals our hay was offered to were keen 2 tuck into it & did very well on it. The keeping quality in a humid environment was superior too. If u read this & r considering seaweed, dive in & give it a try. There "is" a better way 2 farm & it does not include chemicals. Cheers.
Hi, I'll add that we actually had a "waiting list" for people waiting to come on board as regular customers. I saw a very interesting article recently on my newsfeed (sorry, I cannot remember from where) about a farmer in far north qld who sprayed his Sugar Cane crop & was surprised @ rise in superiority & yield gained).
I was not surprised. People I think just don't think seaweed can be sooo very good because it comes from the ocean perhaps? I don't know but it is applied in a very, very diluted solution. It really is good gear, you just have to throw out your old way of thinking & b prepared to give it a try. Earthworms become abundant & in large amounts (another plus for crop health).
We have sold our farm & comments have been made about it's healthy looking grass and now that it is dug up the soil, sadly it is no longer going 2 b organic.
I am hoping to still grow some hay (on a smaller scale). I will b in touch with u when I get organized to purchase your product. I have had neighbors comment, "ok, so what about the weeds etc. how does organic stop those"?
Well, your whole attitude has 2 become a holistic approach. The seaweed is a "great" place to start & that is ongoing. Hay in particular is very good at being a nutrient hungry crop. The correct organic fertilizing improves the ground over time. We found that bugs became a non event. Our neighbours would have huge problems however, although we would see a few our crop was not eaten or damaged. We put this down to the fact that because we didn't spray chemical we had a healthy ecosystem of crop friendly predators who feasted on whatever ventured in.
We also planted a legume amongst the grass to raise the nitrogen level naturally. The same legume then grew low & thick thus choking most weeds. The grass grew up above that legume. Any weed that persisted my son & I would dig out manually or burn with a gas burner. Legume would work great between rows of trees as well & could b kept mowed.
I wasn't always organic & have farmed the other way. I won't go back. Healthier for human, animal and absolutely better for the environment. Every one person who steps up & gives it a go will b surprised. It is good gear, cost effective & it works.
Maree, we think you are fabulous!
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