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13357Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gliricidia seeds & Coconut fibre

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  • Boovarahan Srinivasan
    Mar 9, 2012
      Hi !
      I may need the glyricidia seeds for my farm of size 400 ft by 150 feet.
      thanks.

      On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Harish Amur <harishamur@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > After a few requests last year, I thought it prudent to preserve Gliricidia
      > seeds this year. There is an amazing amount of fruiting this year, which
      > means that we should have loads of seeds. Anyone interested, please let me
      > know. I shall arrange for some to be sent.
      >
      > An honest confession: I have not grown Gliricidia plants from seeds. It is
      > not a practice here either, as the plant grows very well with cut branches.
      > So, it would be your own research and effort to grow from seeds :) It
      > is *Gliricidia
      > sepium, *the pink flower variety.
      >
      > *A thing about Coconut fibre:*
      >
      > Last year I started experimenting with coconut fibre as we have 5 giant
      > coconut trees in our house and we get lots of coconut. The fibre (or jute
      > or whatever is its name) is usually thrown or burnt. I tried using it in
      > pots, as the penultimate layer. It has yielded very good results. This
      > fibre is very good in retaining water/moisture. Helps roots spread easily.
      > Is a good home for earthworms (yes, I had put a few in the pots). It is not
      > really acidic as the internet claims it to be. For if it was that acidic
      > the plants should have not grown as well as they did. And a good thing is
      > that it does not rot very soon, providing its services for months together.
      > I have also mulched a mango tree with this stuff and the tree is in a very
      > good health this year.
      >
      > Regards,
      > Harish
      >
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      >
      >
      >



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