13357Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gliricidia seeds & Coconut fibre
- Mar 9, 2012Hi !
I may need the glyricidia seeds for my farm of size 400 ft by 150 feet.
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.
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