Oh my days! What amazing tides we’ve seen here in Cornwall! Highest of highs and lowest of lows have seen lines of seaweed higher up the beaches than normal and yet revealed new rocks and places to seek out the fronds of fitness too. According to weather reports, tomorrow will see such huge swell that the waves could reach 25 feet. We’ll be out on the lookout! Harvesting seaweed takes us on many adventures.

Seaweed washed up on beaches in high tides

Seaweed is exposed by the lower tides

As it comes toward the end of seal mating season, we are starting to see more of the friendly little chaps out at sea, which makes us worry for them, given the tide predictions. We know that the work of conservationists at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary will do their very best to help all of those that they can during the bad weather.

Of course, one of the wonderful things about this time of year is the emergent buds of flowers we’ve been seeing springing their way up across the county, and the almost Japanese style blossom abundance starting to show through. We expect to see carpets of bluebells in the not too distant future, which will make harvesting near to woodlands a welcome treat.

seaweed makes a great fertiliser for soil

Crocus buds symbolise the advent of spring

Our exciting new grinding machine has arrived; meaning we can granulate seaweeds into seaweed powder, and will be supplying them for a variety of different uses. Seaweed is not only diverse in its edible capacity but also as an ingredient for soap and beauty products too.

Our recipes section has been hotting up lately, with a lovely warming Moroccan seaweed stew having been added to fend off the last of the winter colds, just before spring is properly upon us. We welcome recipe suggestions too, from readers who like getting creative in the kitchen, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them to us using the contact form or tim[at]cornishseaweedcompany.co.uk

We’ll write more after we’ve got some awesome wave pictures to show you, and will leave you with this pretty one in the meantime!

High seas make Cornish Seaweed a treasure to find

The tide is high, but we’re holding on