DRYING OF COCONUT TREES
Cut leaves of Neem, Pongamia and VitexNegundo and soak in Cow urine in a mud pot for 15 days. Stir it anti clockwise daily. After 15 days, pour a little around the tree daily. This also increases the yield.
COLOURS OF PLANTS
If the soil lacks Dhuttanagam (Tamil), the plants will not have good green color. Due to lack of this mineral, young budding Coconuts fall off the trees. To remove this problem, spread Tamarind tree leaves or Karuvelam tree (Tamil) leaves as they have the mineral in abundance.
PLANTING COCONUT SAPLINGS
While planting Coconut saplings, Kalvaazhai (Tamil), Aloe Vera, Colocasia (Seppankizhangu in Tamil) should be planted all around. They absorb water well and retain. So the Coconut tree is not affected when there is no water.
After growing for three years, Coconut trees need 80 liters of water per day. So it is better to select native varieties.
When they grow a little high, trees which grow taller like Mahogany, Teak, Thodhagatti and Agathi can be planted. Glyricidia can be grown all around as fence and used as a manure. When there is dryness, other trees save Coconut trees.
WATERING COCONUT SAPLINGS
In the beginning, water poured to side crops is enough for the Coconut saplings. While growing, make the channel a little away from Coconut saplings. You can fill the channel with leaves, twigs, manure, etc. all around the tree, an elevated spot of rotting leaves should be spread.
VERMICOMPOST THROUGH ASOLA
Spread a plastic sheet of 10 feet width and 15 feet length. Spread 15 kg of Cow dung daily for 15 days. Sprinkle water on top for moisture. Bury ½ kilo Earth worms into this on 15th day. Sprinkle 50 kg Asola on top all over the dung. Earth worms come to the top and eat Asola and grow healthily. 80th day, good quality vermicompost will be ready. Both Asola and dung will be turned into a good manure.
This can be used for Coconut trees. Dig a pit of ½ foot depth at a distance of 6 feet from the center of each tree. Bury 5 kg of Asola. In a few weeks, new roots shoot up there. This increases the yield.