Seed Ball: This is a technique used for sowing in no till farms.
Pic1: Prepared seed balls
Pic2: Collect Whiteant hill soil or termite mound soil.
Pic3: FIXING RATIO OF SEEDS AND SOIL IS ON TRIAL AND ERROR METHOD. BECAUSE DRYNESS AND SIZE OF POWDERED SOIL VARIES. WE NEED 1 0R 2 SEEDS PER SEED BALL HAVING 1/2 TO 3/4 INCH OF DIA.
Pic4:NEEDING SOIL MIXTURE WITH WATER AS WE NEED FLOUR FOR CHAPATI MAKING.
Pic 5,6:WE PASS ROUND AND FLAT DOUGH THROUGH CHICKEN NET FOR MAKING HEXAGONAL CLODS
Pic7:ALLOW CLODS TO DRY FOR ONE DAY.
Pic8:WE ROLL CLODS WITH THE HELP OF WOOD ASH OR DRY POWDERY SOIL TO KEEP EVERY BALL SEPARATE.
Pic11:SOWING SEED BALLS OF VEGETABLES IN FIELD.
Advantage of the seed balls:
- Rats,birds cannot eat after broadcasting.
2.Moisture in soil helps seed to germinate faster.
- Whiteant hil soil is rich in mineral and acts better than vermicompost.
Please let me know if you have any questions