34 month old Cacao trees

This is our micro Cacao R and D garden. Houses 5 cacao trees, 3 kinds of variety (W10, PG610, PBC123) in just +-15 sqm area. Spacing of the trees are at 2-2.5 meters.

Note: Ideal space/distance between trees is at least 3 meters.

W10

This garden is 100 % cide free (no pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc), although  sometimes I use small amount of synthetic foliar NPK, but at a very minimum rate at less than 50% of the suggested feeding rate. I apply ones per month or sometimes 2-3 months interval, so since I only apply very little amount of synthetic input, it maybe safe to say  it’s more likely organic (at least 90%-95% organic).

W10

If you noticed that leaves are just left underneath the trees, which in the basic good practice of cacao growing is not ideal, because they say “it can cause pest and diseases”, yet I don’t have any serious problem about it (by far) at all.

PBC123

The common term of this practice is  “Permaculture”, but the right term is called biome (microbiome).

PG610
PBC123

Since this is 100% cide free garden, the insect kingdom here is so dense, meaning it’s very biodiverse. Microbes and fungi help breaking down organic matters more easily. Composting process is much faster than the normal rate. And plants are so healthy, happy and vigorous, one of the reason why pest and diseases are not a big deal here.

PBC123

Forest frogs thrives here so well that they’ve even created this area their home. They reproduced so fast that they’ve even attracted so many predators, like stray cats and snakes. Yes, snakes.. Finally saw snakes living or just hunting here. But can’t blame the snakes, it’s a lovely place to be for them. 🙂

Birds also visits the area everyday, every morning they come here like it’s their one stop shop for worms, insects and some more foods that they can eat. I should say that growing organic and not putting salt based NPK directly to the soil, or not using any kind of cide helps nature do its thing efficiently and effectively.   This is a perfect example of nature at its best. Growing your foods (as much as possible) naturally. Making your soil so healthy, once it is, all that lives there will also be so happy and healthy leading to good quality produce.

Remember, “Nature doesn’t need people, but we, the people, need nature” .

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Organic Cide Free Turmeric

Turmeric experiment, grown geoponically using mix method.

From November 30, 2017- June 23.2018. In just less than 7 months, from transplant. This plant produces at least almost 3 kilos (2.850kilos) of clean, fresh, organic, cide  free produce.

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A few days from transplant.

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At this point the plant shows some signs of maturity. And decided to give her at least a few more weeks to finished.

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FullOn keeps on giving amazing results.

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Never expecting this

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Cleaned, and it all weighed almost 3 kilos (2.850kilos)

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“What I reap, is better than what I sow.” 

New shoots are staying for the next generation.
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Organic Cide Free Ginger (Aquaponics101 )

Ginger transformation in less than 6 months.

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From April 9, 2018 – September 9, 2018. Plants are already showing signs that it’s almost done. Usually it will take at least 8-12 months to complete its cycle. But when you take good care of them better, could probably cut it down to almost half. Enjoy!

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A few days from/since transplanted.

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6 weeks later, fruits are already emerging up.

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Everything seems growing just fine.

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10 weeks later, the ginger has already taking over almost all of the grow bed’s area.

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16 weeks later (4 months), the plant has already exploding.

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20 weeks later (5 months), harvest time.

In just almost 6 months from transplant, we decided to end its cycle, and got 4.25 kg of #fresh #organic #cidefree produce. Another display of how the juice works its magic to plants for optimum performance. Fullon helps the plants to efficiently and effectively utilizes nutrients available in the growing media/medium. So, imagine if we took it down at its primal stage (at least 10 months) we could probably get twice as much.

Anyway, I hope this will help you guys, and hope you did enjoy!

 

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