In farming longans, you need to pay attention to the soil quality and type used as planting medium of transplanted longan plants. Here are several types of suitable planting mediums:
- Clay + Sand
Regular clay has enough of nutrient needed by longan plants. However, adding extra nutrients from cattle manure or sand or non-organic fertilizers will not hurt.
Sand is one of the natural ingredients that can be mixed with the clay as longan’s planting medium. Adding sand has the benefit of forming sturdier roots for transplanted longan plants in pots.
The making of it is pretty simple: mix well clay and sand with 3 to 1 ratio. Then, put the mix into pots and now they’re ready for your longan plants.
Longan Tree on the Yard
- Clay + Cattle Manure Fertilizer
Just like sand, cattle manure is also good in helping your longan plants grow and develop. Best recommendation is to use chicken manure, however, cows, goats, and bulls are also good.
How to make it: mix well clay and chicken manure with 3 to 1 ratio, put the mix into pots, then it’s ready.
- Clay + Paddy Straw Fertilizer
How to make it: mix well clay and paddy straws with 3 to 1 ratio, put the mix into pots, then it’s ready. You can also put the mix in other areas outdoors like your garden or your yard.