September 8, 2012
I had sowed okra seeds 3 weeks back in red soil,vermicompost and cow dung manure.
All of them germinated.Now i observe that okra seedlings are drooping and dying :(:(. Unable to find out the reason??? please advice .
Note: am residing in chennai. Not sure whether climated played spoilsport.
April 30, 2013
Even I had the same experience. I had planted Arka Anamika and NS 801 by Namdhari seeds, Bangalore. I had checked the plants and seen some black marks on the roots. I had planted about 160 Nos and removed about 20 Nos. On the advice of a regular gardener, I had applied TRICODERMA VIRIDE 1%, (powder) about 400 gram diluted in 40 litres of water and poured it around the plants. The result was amazing. After that there was no damping off. I had applied about 1 Kg.17:17:17 in total for the 140 plants.Now I am getting 1 Kg. every alternate day. I have almost all varieties of Namdhari seeds small packs which costs Rs.30/- Yard Long Bean (Cowpea) is also giving wonderful yield. I am getting the seeds from a dealer of Namdhari seeds in our town.