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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Gliricidia seeds & Coconut fibre

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  • Harish Amur
    Sorry. Somehow I missed noticing this email. I did not collect seeds this time, so can t help you. However, I am sharing with you a site
    Message 1 of 11 , Jul 8, 2013
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      Sorry. Somehow I missed noticing this email. I did not collect seeds this
      time, so can't help you. However, I am sharing with you a site
      http://www.treeseedsindia.com/green-manure.htm which can help you with the
      seeds. I have ordered seeds from them. I found them reliable.

      Regards,
      Harish


      On 18 June 2013 13:22, aks <alok26sinha@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Hi Harish,
      > I need some Gliricidia seeds, wondering if you have the seeds this year
      > too, let me know.
      > Thanks,
      > Alok
      >
      >
      > --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, 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]
      > >
      >
      >
      >


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    • Alok Sinha
      Thanks Harish. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 11 , Jul 9, 2013
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        Thanks Harish.


        On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Harish Amur <harishamur@...> wrote:

        > **
        >
        >
        > Sorry. Somehow I missed noticing this email. I did not collect seeds this
        > time, so can't help you. However, I am sharing with you a site
        > http://www.treeseedsindia.com/green-manure.htm which can help you with the
        > seeds. I have ordered seeds from them. I found them reliable.
        >
        > Regards,
        > Harish
        >
        > On 18 June 2013 13:22, aks <alok26sinha@...> wrote:
        >
        > > **
        >
        > >
        > >
        > > Hi Harish,
        > > I need some Gliricidia seeds, wondering if you have the seeds this year
        > > too, let me know.
        > > Thanks,
        > > Alok
        > >
        > >
        > > --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, 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]
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >


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