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July 13, 2012 - 9:03 am
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Hi fellow gardeners 

I live in bangalore i am trying to grow organic vegetables and fruits on my terrace.Iam contantly faced with challenges of pests and mineral deficiency in plants. Recently my chilli plants are having shriveled leaves and on web search i found that this could be due to calcium deficiency .Coul some one throw some light on this subject and provide an organic source rich in calcium and other minerals

thanks in advance



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July 13, 2012 - 10:55 pm
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Egg shell crushed can resolve calcium deficiency... Other minerals panchagavya can help.. Of course in organically lot of options

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Bangalore, India
July 24, 2012 - 10:36 pm
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chunam used in PAN shops is also a good source of calcium. It alters the pH if used in large quantity. Just take a pinch and dissolve it in water and water the plant.

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July 25, 2012 - 2:42 pm
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I have red in one of the articles long back that banana peals have great calcium components. you can use compost made of it. In face you can prepare the compost at home only. I do it for my plants at home.


Have a colorful gardening..

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July 25, 2012 - 11:08 pm
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Hi Sriram,


I too had faced the same problem last year. The plants were hardly growing and it almost looked like they would die off. But this year (after winter), I applied lots of compost and compost tea and that seemed to have worked very well. I haven't used any other fertilizers and in the last couple of weeks I could see few flowers and fruit settings.




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