Coconut farming done in India has become quite famous around the world. The country has become of the highest producers recently. In India, 1.94 million hectares are devoted to coconut farming. Estimated requirement of seedlings has reached up to 30 million annually, and most of the southern areas producing it. Among the states, Kerala produces 50% of the country’s share annually.
Planting Coconut farming
You can start by picking a coconut with husk on it. When you shake the coconut, it will sound like there is water in it. Soak in water for 3 days, and place in a container having well drained soil. You can add vermiculite to ensure soil is suitable to grow. Pick a container that is 12 inch deep so that roots can grow well. When planting, make sure the coconut is 1/3 above the soil.
When planted, move it to a warm spot. Cocoanut tree farming require 70 degree Fahrenheit or warmer temperature to grow strong with high yield. Best trick is to keep the plant well-watered during germination, make sure the soil is overly wet. You need to water it frequently but keep in consideration that container should drain well.
Seeding will appear within 6 months. If you want to plant which is already sprouted, you can choose a well-drained soil and put 2/3 bottom of coconut in it. Choose a location that is warm and water it frequently.
Taking Care of Coconut Tree
Coconut farming require a lot of care to keep the plant healthy. Among things that you need to keep in consideration are water and soil. Make sure there is plenty of water available, soil should be well drained but not too often. If you want to repot the coconut tree, make sure to add vermiculite in the soil so that it can keep soil drained.
Cocoanut trees are quite heavy feeders, means you will need to provide complete fertilizer on regular basis. You can search for fertilizer that has both basic and trace nutrients. Consider adding magnesium, boron, and manganese.
Coconut trees are sensitive towards cold. If there is too much cold while the plant is still young, bring it inside. You can provide it supplemental light and keep it away from drafts. You can grow it in summer without giving second thought, just make sure the spot is warm and sunny.