New observations on PATEL’s fertilizer (Willem)

On June 21st, 2008, I posted a message called “Effect of a new Indian organic fertilizer”. That fertilizer was sent to me by my Indian correspondent Yogesh PATEL. Some friends of the allotment gardens Slotenkouter in 9040 ST.AMANDSBERG (Belgium) are testing the fertilizer on different vegetables.

That message showed the first pictures of the very positive effect on the growth of carrots.

2008-06-21 : Edward VUEGHS in his nice allotment garden, showing the effect of PATEL-fertilizer on carrots.

2008-06-21 : Four rows of carrots sown the same day. A few weeks later the soil along the rows was treated from left to right as follows :

Row 1 and Row 2 (left) : carrots treated with a mixture of 4kg of PATEL-fertilizer per 80 kg of local garden soil.
Row 3 (center) : carrots untreated, growing in local, quite fertile garden soil.
Row 4 (right) : carrots treated with a mixture of 2 kg of PATEL-fertilizer per 80 kg of local garden soil.

See the remarkable difference in growth and this only 14 days after treatment.

2008-06-21 : Row 1 and Row 2 (left) : carrots treated with a mixture of 4kg of PATEL-fertilizer per 80 kg of local garden soil.
Row 3 (center) : carrots untreated, growing in local, quite fertile garden soil.
Row 4 (right) : carrots treated with a mixture of 2 kg of PATEL-fertilizer per 80 kg of local garden soil.

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TWO WEEKS LATER …

Two weeks later, on July 2nd, 2008, new observations in some allotment gardens confirmed the positive effect of PATEL’s fertilizer on plant growth (carrots, beans, Pelargonium in hanging pots). Here are some pictures showing that effect :


2008-07-02 : Pelargonium flowering in hanging pots. The cabin owner declared that his Pelargoniums were in rather bad condition when he applied a handful of a mixture of 80 kg local soil and 4 kg of PATEL’s fertilizer. Two weeks later they are luxuriously flowering.

2008-07-02 : Edward VUEGHS inspecting growth differences of his carrots. Compare with the first picture above, taken 2 weeks earlier.

2008-07-02 : Row 1 and Row 2 (left) : carrots treated with a mixture of 4kg of PATEL-fertilizer per 80 kg of local garden soil.
Row 3 (center) : carrots untreated, growing in local, quite fertile garden soil.
Row 4 (right) : carrots treated with a mixture of 2 kg of PATEL-fertilizer per 80 kg of local garden soil.


Remarkable stimulation of carrot growth with PATEL’s fertilizer : two lines left with full dosage, one line center without fertilizer (control), one line right with half dosage.

2008-07-02 : Edward VUEGHS and André ROMBAUT, owner of this allotment garden, observing two rows of beans, divided into two parts : to the foreground the untreated beans (control), to the background the treated beans.

2008-07-02 : Foreground : control beans in local soil. Background : beans treated with PATEL’s fertilizer, the double in volume.

2008-07-02 : Bean plants treated with PATEL’s fertilizer (background) are taller (almost the double), and darker green.

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Additional observations will be made during the next weeks and a final report on the effect of this new Indian fertilizer will be presented.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.