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    Jackfruits!

    Yup you are right! I spoke to my dad about this today. He has seen the Jackfruits growing from the roots. According to him its no special type/variety of the tree but just rare occurrence. The name Vaer Palaa is from Tamil language spoken in southern state of Tamilnadu. Since southerners eat...
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    Jackfruits!

    Jackfruit is native to India/Indian Subcontinent, and it is very abundant here. However I don't know of a variety/type called underground Jackfruit:dunno: . The Jackfruit tree produces fruits more often on it's trunk than the branches, and these fruit can grow at any height. Often very close to...
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    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    :):)I don't trust the pH test kits being sold on eBay etc I am planning to send my soil sample to a lab for testing. They report pH, EC and micronutrients as well. I have plans on going super nerdy about the pH. For a basic at home test, I'd choose the method given here...
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    Thanks for the welcome!! I mentioned the touching of the earthworm as an example of the problems the good soil worms and microbes might have with too much salts in soil. Well, of course it also depends on how much salt goes in our diets :popcorn: Does that mean the humipee can work as slow...
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    A veterinarian once told me that Chickens diet has similar composition as Human diet. Based on this, my guess says the Humipee has as high N content as that of Chicken Manure. Do you dilute HumiPee before using on soil to avoid plant burn? Humans eat excess salt. Does the high salt content have...
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    Fenugreek seeds are used as spice in very little quantities owing to its slightly bitter taste. Here in India we do use its green leaves as vegetable. It is known for its medicinal value. I see lots of people eating a handful of sprouted seeds every morning, specially the diabetic people as it...
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    Here's my little list: ( Some of these are not even seasonal, I grew them in pots out of silly enthusiasm ) Spinach Fenugreek Corriander Mint Beans Chilly (easiest to grow plant in my opinion) Tomatoes Bitter Guard Beetroot (This should be counted as 2, the leaves can replace Spinach leaves...
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    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    I wonder if dragon fruits can do well on raised beds in areas where the underlying soil has moisture coming from near by water body?!! I do not see any information regarding the root's depth and breadth span on the internet. Any pointers?
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    Namaste!

    Hello All, My name is Sanyam, I am from India. I recently purchased 6 acres of farm land. At present I am trying to grow different vegetables and fruits. This is my first step on the farming scene. My only prior experience of gardening/farming comes from a tiny terrace garden I have since past...