Wondering how you could make a Nariyal Bageecha in your farmhouse or in the large backyard of your home? Let’s have a look!
Coconut trees are simply the best for bringing a tropical vibe to the place. If you own farmland, then it would be a great idea to make a Nariyal Bageecha. Want to know how? Let’s have a look at how to make Coconut Farm easily!
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Why You Must Make a Nariyal Bageecha?
Nariyal Bageecha not only looks good and brings a tropical vibe to the place, but it could be a very wise option from a commercial point of view. India, especially down south, offers a perfect climate to grow these trees, and if you have excess land on the farm or home, making a small Nariyal Bageecha will help you in the long run.
A small Nariyal Bagicha, with 10-12 trees, is something you can start with, and within a span of 5-7 years, you can start selling coconuts too! You can also plan to make a large Nariyal Bageecha of 20-30 trees, as a mature one can produce as many as 40-50 coconuts annually.
Not only the fruits but coconut trees can also be used in medical field and in variety of other ways, and all this makes having a Nariyal Bagicha at the farm quite a tempting option!
Did you know? that the husk of used coconut can be recycled to make mesh for coolers!
How to Make a Nariyal Bageecha?
If you have an acre or a ‘Beegha’ of land, you can easily start a Nariyal Bageecha of 15-20 trees. To ensure the trees do well and grow well, take care of the following.
If you want your Nariyal Bageecha to look beautiful, you must take care of the sunlight. The trees grow really well when they get 6-7 hours of bright and intense sunlight daily. Do not choose a shady spot to grow trees in your Nariyal Bagicha.
Well-draining soil is a must for a beautiful Nariyal Bageecha. Coconut trees can grow well in sandy and loamy soil. Try to maintain the pH of the soil from acidic (5) to slightly alkaline (8). Also at the time of planting, add plenty of organic matter and vermicompost.
To grow good coconut trees at your farm, water your Nariyal Bageecha in the morning around the base of the trunk until the top two inches of soil is adequately moist. You need to take special care of the young plants till they reach about 5-7 feet in height. In drier areas, water them more frequently.
Make sure that you are never letting the soil go dry completely. Remember, taking care of the watering is the key to thriving Nariyal Bagicha.
Things that You Need to Take Care of For Making a Nariyal Bageecha
Thankfully, there are many “palm special” fertilizers that you can use while making a Nariyal Bageecha. Choose an NPK of 8-2-12, with added magnesium, boron, and other micronutrients. Feed the plants once in 7-8 weeks until they reach a height of 4-6 feet.
Pests and Diseases
To keep your Nariyal Bageecha healthy, you should ensure to keep the plants safe from any pests and diseases. These trees might be attacked by mealybugs, which might look like small cotton-ball insects that excrete a sweet liquid called honeydew on coco fronts and fruit. You can eliminate them using rubbing alcohol.
While making a Nariyal Bageecha, you also need to be careful of coconut scales that look like a white scaly fungus. Remove the section of the plant where you spot them to prevent spread, and the rubbing alcohol trick works well for small area issues.
Lethal yellowing is one of the most prominent diseases coconut plants experience, and if you are not going to take care of it on time, it can prove to be lethal for the plants. Leaves and fruit drop is common when LY is present. The only way to prevent LY is to plant naturally resistant varieties. In extreme cases, remove the entire plant to stop it from infecting the other ones in the garden.