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.
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).
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.
The common term of this practice is “Permaculture”, but the right term is called biome (microbiome).
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.
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” .
This guys were fed with Full On by Grow Switch since they were transplanted on the ground. And seems like they’re growing much faster than the other one that is being planted 5 months earlier than them. They are 100% Cide_Free, meaning no pesti/insecti/fungi/herbi or any kind of cide…
By the way , before we proceed, want you to take a look at this comparison between 15 and 10 month old cocoa.. As for me, seems like the 10 month old is growing more faster. The reason is that the older plant was 5 months without Full On, and it started to have the juice at its early 5th month. Anyway, check out some of the 10 months old cocoa I am also referring to …
Beneath this photo was when it’s at its 3rd month.. (Just look into the back of that Picus.. 🙂 )
Now let’s move back some months ago…
CA, is more like always dormant, but when it wakes up. It really and always going/gone crazy. It’s either it flashes more shoots, or popping more flowers. This guys don’t seem to cease producing flowers even if they’re still at an early stage. They will only stop flowering for a week or so, and then goes back popping again.
How can I get more growth and more yield, with less fertilizers?
One of the many ways that FULL ON works is by improving the cationic exchange capacity that dramatically increases yields while decreasing the need for fertilizers. FULL ON is stimulating the electro-magnetic action (cation exchange capacity) of the plants roots, which helps them to more efficiently use vital nutrients and moisture necessary for optimum growth. Consumers report increased growth, BRIX levels and yields, while reducing the quantity and expense of fertilizers and insecticides. Small gardeners and large-scale farmers are excitedly reporting increased growth and astounding yield increases, doubled, tripled and quadrupled profits?
CC is obviously doing great, and so as the veggies beneath it…
Already harvested some of the veggies beneath (CC) (Salad Mix)
That’s it guys! The next update of them is when they started to bear fruits. And I am excited and can’t wait the moment it will happen. (Will leave them cocoa plants/crops for awhile so they can have all the time they need for the next stage).
So, I am a first time cocoa grower (newbie), it’s my 1st year in this industry. And obviously my plants are looking great, and it’s more like it’s just easy to grow them and get results like what I’ve had got, but the truth is that, it’s more because of Full On by Grow Switch. I know most of you guys won’t believe me, but it’s cool. I won’t force you to believe me either. It’s just the plants, they will speak for themselves. And will let them tell everyone how “The Juice” makes them happy by showing it to you guys, cause “Plants Don’t Lie”, don’t they?! CHEERS!
Good day guys! Sharing my experimental Cacao_Seedlings at the field with zero pesticides/insecticides/fungicides or any kind of cide, meaning 100% cide_free. They’re planted on the open field last February 2015. And since then no fertilizers and no FullOn. But they were FullOn cared while they’re still at the nursery for 4-6 months. To make the story short, just want t know that by just using the juice at their vulnerable stage (seedling), would it be possible that this plants do have some extra vigor compared to plants that were not introduced to FullOn.
This are pesticide/insecticide/fungicide and any kind of cide free seedlings. If you noticed, they’re obviously bombarded with pest/insect attacks, but they still grow well and just fine enough, producing more shoots and leaves . Now, imagine combining FullOn with your regular regimen? You’ll for sure will minimize the use of any kind of Cide and lessens the need of synthetic fertilizers. Enjoy!
This is a Cide_Free Experiment. I asked the source of the seeds to make sure and to verify that they weren’t soaked on Fungicide, which is required in this stage of this specific plant.
Thanks to FullOn by Grow Switch, they’ve still risen even without fungicides, which was required to this stage of growth. A simple analysis and instinct, though you need to put some extra effort, but it’s all good than using cide.
This brain like seed cotyledon are now rising. 8 days after sowing (7/30/2015). Thanks to FullOn by Grow Switch, using fungicide, (which was required in this stage for this specific plant) is not an option no more!
Added some wood shavings on the top, cause it’s always raining, don’t want to compress the media.
They’ve already spread their brain-like cotyledon. 12 days since sown.
Common sense is a must! So that you won’t have to depend on cide.
Does Fungus really affect the growth of cocoa seeds/seedlings? Hmmmmm This guys are 12 days from sowing. (Instead of soaking/treating it with cide, I soak/treat it with FullOn by Grow Switch.
It’s really good to have this seeds from Sir Grover Rosit. This will simply display/show that FullOn is ain’t no snake oil. And we’re no sales man who talks bullshit with people/farmers.
Seedlings are just staring at those fungus beneath them, as if they’re just nothing.
24 days and counting!
Growing media is composed of 50% fine sand, 20% soil/homemade compost, 20% pebbles and 10% wood shavings. (Note: This is only an experimental grow, I am trying to prove/show that FullOn, will do its job at its best on a sandy farm/environment) I am not an expert in Cocoa_Propagation, but they seem growing just fine, even with obvious marks of disease and insect/pest attacks. Now, imagine if you add FullOn with your regular regimen mixes, the results will sure be amazing. Enjoy!
Note: Base on my personal experience, 1 gallon (4ml of fullon) ready to use mix can cover an area of more or less 100sqm, depending on the size and age of the seedlings. (The cost of a Gallon ready to use mix FullOn is only less than p20)
LESS IN, MORE OUT New Organic technology from Grow Switch gives growers the ability to significantly increase yields using less fertilizers and additives. And #FullOn greatly reduces the need for NPK’s in all growing environments. This means, that you will be using less resources and getting more bang for your buck for the next growing cycle whether you’re a commercial farmer or indoor garden hobbyist.
Just broke some of the major/common rules in Cocoa_Propagation. *1. Is that I didn’t use no Fungicide/Pesticide/Insecticide. *2. Is that I use 50% fine sand, 20% pebbles/gravel, 10% wood shavings (Mahogany) and I only used 20% soil/compost (Note: The 20% soil/compost is made out of 10% clayish soil or locally known as “panas” and 10% compost made out of coco coir x homemade compost using FullOn by Grow Switch as a activators for compost activator) So what do you think of the result?
***Friendly reminder; “Know the rules before you break it”
There! I hope you learn something on this post, and also hope you enjoy!
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