Hello! How are you? To help you cool down, today we are going to learn how to make algae extract , in honor of summer, and also in honor of our plants, since we are going to give them an excellent quality fertilizer that has a large amount of nutrients that, in a good way, Sure, they will serve to make you even more beautiful.
Let’s get to work.
Materials you need
To make an extract of algae, it is first necessary to gather all the material that is going to be used , which is:
- Cooking pot
- Container with lid (can be glass or plastic)
- Plastic bags with hermetic closure
- Algae, such as sea lettuce (scientifically known as Ulva lactuca )
It is important to add that we cannot use any type of seaweed. The one we find on our beaches are usually very threatened. We must not forget that the algae, once decomposed, prevent the water from advancing towards the sand. Therefore, it is preferable to buy them in supermarkets or herbalists .
With that said, let’s see the step by step.
Instructions for making seaweed extract
Once you have everything you are going to need, it is time to proceed to make the extract. To start, we will fill the pot with water and turn on the fire. We wait a few minutes until it boils, and then we turn off the gas. Next, we will cut the algae into small pieces , and we will introduce them in bags with hot water, putting two pieces in each one.
Now, place the bags inside the pot with hot water, trying to cover them completely . If necessary, put a few glasses on top so they don’t float. Wait about 20 minutes, and check that the algae have dissolved. Everything will have gone well when the water has changed color. It only remains to cover the strainer with a filter, placing it in such a way that it allows you to fill the plastic bags, squeezing out the largest amount of already dissolved algae.
Finally, it will be necessary to introduce the bags in a container with a lid, and store it in the refrigerator until use.