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Alocasia Macrorrhiza

Organic Growing Beds.
Here you will find instructions
on creating and maintaing your Organic Growing Beds
that will enable you to grow your Alocasia Macrorrhiza
to tremendous sizes and heights.


Learn to make yours here!


You will find this page is strictly for your Organic Growing beds.
If you will follow my developement instructions, you will find a
beautiful display of Alocasia and a very easy to maintain growing bed.

To make your own Alocasia Macrorrhiza growing beds all you have to
do is dig all the dirt from the area you plan on making into a
growing bed and fill it up with brown and green leaves.
I do not think "green fresh cut grass" is a good idea unless you
need to generate heat. If you use green cut grass, put it on the very
bottom. By doing all of this, you have made a "hidden compost pile".
Remember, your compost piles burried within your growing beds can be
anywhere around your landscape area.


I happen to have deep growing beds. Each bed is approximately 18 inches deep. Alocasia Macrorrhiza like deep holes with loose media for their root system. It is there that my Alocasia Macrorrhiza will grow and feed on the fresh leaves that I have laid beneath their root system. They especially like "Pin Oak" and "Silver Maple" leaves packed around their roots.

Deep holes are not a must, but I can make more compost mulch for my own use with the deeper holes. Deeper, for me, is better.

After every growing season, (if I choose to remove the Alocasia Macrorrhiza for the winter) I will dig out all the contents of my growing bed and fill it again with layers of leaves and some of the previously made compost mulch. Adding previously made compost mulch is important to preserve the already living microscopic organisms that are making your compost for you. They need to be kept alive and doing well.

It is there that my hidden compost pile will sit all winter long. In the Spring, I will dig up the compost pile and mix it up real good. I layer in more leaves if I have some around and then soon there after I will plant Alocasia Macrorrhiza. Here in Central Arkansas (Zone 7) my planting date is April 15th.

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