I asked the source of this seeds to make sure and verify that this weren’t soaked on fungicide, which is required in this stage to get rid of fungus.
Thanks to FullOn by Grow Switch, they’ve still popped out 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 better than using cide.
This brain like seed cotyledon have now risen. 8 days after being sown (7/30/2015). Thanks to FullOn by Grow Switch, using fungicide, can became an option and no longer a necessity.
Added some wood shavings as a mulch, to protect the media from compaction due to constant raining.
Does fungus affect the growth of cocoa seeds/seedlings? Of course yes! However, by soaking the seeds in the juice, still made the seeds grew. I wonder what it does to the seeds.
Seedlings still manages to grew, even with fungus (beneficial), and were visible 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 showcase that FullOn, will do its job at its best on a sandy soil.
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.
Day 88 since sown thanks to FullOn by Grow Switch cacao propagation is possible without using fungicide/pesticide/insecticide. They’re almost 3 months, just right on time and most of them are ready for grafting. And obviously are strong and vigorous!
Note: Base on my personal experience, 1 gallon (4ml of fullon) ready to use mix can cover an area of more or less 100 sqm, 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 basic rules in cacao propagation.
- I didn’t use any Fungicide/Pesticide/Insecticide.
- Is that I used 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 + homemade compost. And I used FullOn by Grow Switch as an activator for the homemade compost.
So what do you think of the result?
I hope you learn something in this, and also hope you enjoy!