Feeding the roots

The Rhinoceros Beetles are a problem all over the world because these beautiful beetles attack the coconut trees. They have already devastated entire coconut cultures in Spain, Mallorca, Hawaii and Asia. No solution was found so far for fighting them.

At Jiwa Damai we are trying several approaches in order to strengthen the coconut trees. After thoroughly cleaning the leaves, a deep trench is made to uncover the feeder roots of the trees. We use our best compost for the roots and  afterwards we cover it with earth. The following day we water the trench with our compost tea.

 feeding the roots with best compost

feeding the roots with best compost

We also tried to place bamboo sticks about 30 cm upright into the grounds. We fill them with compost and water them with our compost tea.

 margret pdc through the heart

margret pdc through the heart

During the Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart we discuss with our students different ways of taking care of the plants and supporting their growth.  Join us in October to find out more!