Re: [fukuoka_farming] no tilling, seed ball making for millets, etc
- Dear friend,
Without tilling sowing in rainy season for Till and millet is possible by
direct seeding without seed ball. Only thing you first allow local weeds to
make ground cover than scatter seeds in cover after germination you can
weaken the cover by cutting or bending.Crop will emerge over cover .
Underneath cover do not harm crop. You can apply same method for rice
but rice required seed ball making for distance.
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM, nrama75 <nrama75@...> wrote:
> Dear all,
> We are new to farming & love natural farming & mother nature... we tried
> Samai (little millet) in our land last year (did machine tilling for that) &
> the harvest was good. In the same piece of land, we would like to try the
> following in small patches in this Chithirai month itself. Til, Sanapu,
> Thakkai poondu & Kolinji. Except Til, the other items are purely for
> nitrogen fixing, so that we can put Upland Paddy in the same land.
> We would like to stop the tilling method. How can I broadcast these seeds
> without tilling ? Has anyone tried this for Til & millets ? should I make
> seed-balls even for these seeds ?
> Also would like to try suitable paddy varieties in our land, which receives
> rain in both monsoons... the area is usually water-logged in rainy days & so
> would like to know suitable paddy & anything else that can be put in this
> Can give more details about our land & its condition, if someone wants to
> Ram from Thekambattu village (on Chinna Kalrayan Hills, Salem dt)
> Tamilnadu, India.
Raju Titus. Hoshangabad. 461001.India.
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