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13365Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gliricidia seeds & Coconut fibre

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  • Kumar Swamy
    Mar 11, 2012
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      Dear Harish,

      I too need seed. How to gett them please let me know.

      Thanks a lot for your information.


      On 3/9/12, 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
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

      Thanks and Regards,
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