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

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  • Alok Sinha
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    Message 1 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
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > >
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