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mayasdad
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February 12, 2012 - 2:36 pm
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Hi guys,

 

I have a small veggie terrace garden and I grow all different vegetable varieties. In the beginning the potting mix was not economical considering the prices of perlite and coco peat. Thus, I researched a bit to bring my potting mix prices down and I found this nice article online linked below. The article talks about using rice hulls instead of perlite.

http://www.riceland.com/coprod.....%20101.pdf

 

Ever since, I have been growing my veggies using rice hulls (15% of the mix) with similar results as perlite. The potting mix turned out economically vibrant too. The near by rice mills sell rice hulls 10 rupees per kg.

 

I am attaching some pictures of my garden. Sorry for the congested pots around as I have to reduce the size of the garden due to neighbour complains. 

 

Link to my garden pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/110496464733913605497/VeggieGarden?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCN_gwpjI1rrxDg&feat=directlink

 

Thanks.

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@mayasdad - Thanks for the inofmative post. I never had heard about using rice hulls in a potting mix. I'm gonna try this out.

Also you have a nice veggie garden. 

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shweta
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Hi Mayasdad,

really impressed by your garden,veges look quite healthy.hope harvesting these would have given u immence joy.

i have recently started growing veges despite using all the methods(potting mix includes cocopeat+cow manure+peat moss+perlite+vermiculite+neam cake) plants specially eggplant,okra,bell peppers r growing very slowly.can u tell me what potting mix u have used ,in what ratio and for all the green leavfy veges u've grown what else have u used while in growing stage?also how big (u have used tubs)container have u used,did u poke holes in it.

Im planning to grow  leafy veges in coming months so ur guidence will be

of great help.

 

Happy Gardening

Shweta

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Srikanth
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Very impressive garden. Superb!!!

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Srikanth

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cvaidya
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@mayasdad very impressive

plants are very healthy

chitra

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mailtonataraj
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Superb...healthy looking plants. Do you use coco peat with hull or hull with red soil. Can i know the magic formula?

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Hi Mayasdad,

 

Garden looks beautiful! Keep going.

 

Regards

Biju

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