i have been growing ornamentals and veggies in garden soil so far, Just have bought a few coco peat blocks and vermicompost and organic manure ...wld a potting mix of 1:1:1 of these three be a good option for growing veggies as well as ornamentals in pots . Or should i add sand or red soil to it ?
I believe your answer is in your question itself, i.e. 1:1:1 is a good potting mix ratio, but I would let GG and other experienced forum members to comment.
Can I request you to let me know what brand of vermicompost and organic manure did you buy? Quantities and price?
If possible could you post a few pictures of the bags and vermicompost/ manure itself? That would be great.
Fellow gardeners I have used some cocopeat + manure compost in 1:1 mix & my saplings have grown well in them also the same mix is being used for growing full okra plants & cucumber plant till date they are all alive so I think this works for now. I will try not to add any synthetic NPK and see if the produce is greatly reduced or not.
Thing with this mix is that it hold lot of water & air. It is much better than soil as Delhi soil is sandy & compacts very fast.
I actually got it from a wholesaler in chennai .
vermicompost 50 Kg - Rs 350
Organic Manure 50 Kg - Rs 200
i cldnt take a pic now , wld post it shortly . But i tell u the sack is huge . and the quality was also so great .
Im from Chennai as well. Would appreciate it if you could share the address of the wholesaler from where u purchased the vermicompost & manure Did you buy the coco peat blocks from the same person as well? And how much did it cost?
i used coco peat block, red soil 3:1 .to this i added biofarm organic fertilizer. seeds started germinating but i feel they are not rooted properly. even if i sprinkle water they slide.
please suggest me what amount of red soil and cocopeat should i use ? i m not able to get compost nearby. any other alternative for compost. can i use coir compost and in what ratio?
i sowed few radish, carrot, palak, amaranthus, etc on 27 jan in polythene grow bags. i used biofarm organic fertilizer 150 gram per plant. i have few doubts. in the forum most suggested mix is coco peat blocks and vermicompost and organic manure in 1:1:1 . what change should i make to add red soil.
I am new to gardening. As suggested in several posts, I am starting with greens and radish. I have a few questions regarding potting mix and containers. I would really appreciate any help here:
1. It's a newbie question, what is red soil? Can I find it in Delhi? A picture of what it looks like would really help
2. How do I ensure good drainage in plastic trays that I am planning to use for my greens? I have failed once, the soil developed mold, and tiny gnat larve ate my coriander seeds. I used coco peat:vermicompost in 1:1 ratio. There are holes at the bottom and I even made some extra ones. Should they be covered with some terracotta pieces? Does putting gravel at the bottom help or it's a no no?
3. I was wondering if the gnat larvae and fungus problem is because of cocopeat or vermicompost. I have got vermicompost from a different source now. Should cocopeat be soaked and washed before use?
4. Where can I find 'well decomposed organic manure' in Delhi/Noida? How can I identify it? Can I use dried cow dung in its place?
5. Where can I find panchagavya in Delhi?
Thanks in advance,
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