Cacao Propagation Experiment using 50% fine sand, 20% pebbles, 10% wood shavings and 20% soil

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.

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Date of Sowing : Day 1

FullOn by Grow Switch

This is how it looks when you removed the outer coat of the seed (brain like).
This is what the beans look, when you removed its shell/husk.
Biostilmulant
The proper way in sowing this seeds, is by laying them above the soil.

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.

Some are already up
Some are already up
Day 8
Day 8

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.

Brain like seeds

Added some wood shavings on the top, cause it's always raining, don't want to compress the media.

Looks like a brain

It is starting to open
It is starting to open

Added some wood shavings as a mulch, to protect the media from compaction due to constant raining.

12 days since sown... 100% ‪#‎Cides_Free‬!
12 days since sown.
Day 12
Day 12

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.

www.GrowSwitch.comIt’s really good to have this seeds from Sir Grover Rosit. This will simply display/show that ‪‎FullOn‬ is not a snake oil. And we’re not selling crappy additives or sales talking B.S. to growers.

8/5/2015 "Fungus amongst us." 14 days after sowing... Thanks to ‪#‎FullOn‬ by Grow Switch, they didn't seem threatened by those fungus. They don't F***** care! 100% ‪#‎Cides_FREE‬ seedlings... Enjoy!

Seedlings‬ still manages to grew, even with fungus (beneficial), and were visible beneath them, as if they’re just nothing.

Day 14
Day 14
Day 18
Day 18
8/14/2015
Leaves are turning green

24 days and counting!

8/14/2015
Day 24

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.

9/20/2015
It’s starting to get crowded
9/20/2015
“Certain shade of green”

64 days

9/23/2014
Broad new leaf, untouched by any pest, hopefully it will stay or get even more broader.
9/23/2015
This are them. Though I am not satisfy with the result due to many setbacks, but they’re still growing just fine. Not bad for first time though.

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!

10/17/2015

10/17/2015
Finally, they’re ready for the next stage…

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)

10/17/2015
Note: This seedlings only consumed less than 40 ml of #FullOn since Day 1/sown , which cost +-p240.00 only, cost for NPK is p60.00 only for a 200g (10-20g/week) foliar Hi-Nitrate and most especially, cost for Fungicide/Pesticide/Insecticide, is p0 (zero). There for the total cost of inputs is around +-p300.00 Enjoy!
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Just broke some of the basic rules in ‪‎cacao propagation‬.

  1. I didn’t use any Fungicide/Pesticide/Insecticide.
  2. 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!