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Everyone has cardboard cartons somewhere around the house slo save them for your garden. Next time you go to the beach, look for seaweed to bring home with you. We usually go to the beach after it's been rough and windy, and find heaps of giant kelp left on the sand. When you get home, put it in a large container, like a wheelbarrow, etc and fill with water. In the next few days, open your cartons to they lie flat (remove any sticky tape, etc) and soak them in this seaweed water. Next day, spread the cardboard over any parts of your vegetable garden that's not in use, making sure not to leave any ground exposed. Cover the cardboard with the seaweed, chopped up banana leaves or wild ginger leaves if they're available, and possibly any animal manure that's handy. In two or three months the cardboard and everything else will have rotted down and as well as having very rich soil, there shouldn't be any weeds growing, either. Other really good uses of seaweed are to spread it around your fruit trees, add it to your compost heap and add it to your animal water troughs. Our pigs just love it, and pull it out straight away to munch. Since doing this we've had grapefruit weighing just over half a kilo, and all the fruit trees are heavily covered with blossom. Our pigs are much healthier, as are the horses. I planted broccoli, lettuce and cauliflower on one area treated as above and the cauliflowers are well above my knees before they've even begun to heart. We're already cutting huge heads of broccoli, and the lettuces are beautifully healthy.