How to Grow Moringa Successfully

How to Grow Moringa for all the Benefits of Moringa Growing Moringa can be easy and fun. As with all plants optimum cultivation depends on producing the right environment for the plant to thrive. Moringa is a sun and heat loving plant. As a seedling, however, you must monitor the environment in the beginning until the tree is established. Moinrga will thrive in temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and minimum of 6 sun hours per day. When to Plant Moringa Seeds This is the most important factor in growing Moringa successfully. As a basic rule, the easiest way to remember it is: When you can plant out tomatoes and cucumbers, that’s your Moringa growing season. Stay within this time frame for success. Seeds can be planted directly in the ground during this time.Where to Plant Moringa Seeds Moringa loves full sun. She can also take part shade. She loves heat so you can also plant Moringa next to a wall for radiant heat.Soil: Moringa needs well draining soil. Increase the drainage of your soil by adding perlite or other porous substance. Dig a 2 foot hole to give the taproot a good head start. The diameter needs only be 8 inches.Planting: Seed: Give a blessing to Moringa for all she will provide when planting her. Plant an inch from the surface of the soil, cover and tamp gently. Seedling: Dig a hole twice the depth of the pot. Be careful not to disturb the root when transplanting. Protect from hot sun while it recovers from transplanting. Yearling: Moringa is very hardy once it has gone through a season. Yearlings will survive many weather challenges. Cut the top and plant the root with the top of the taproot just below the surface of the soil. Water frequently while Moringa gets established.. Do not let the soil dry out. Do not let it stand in water. Moringa can die of root rot very fast Moringa creates a taproot. Sometimes the top plant may die out due to heat, dry soil, or a change in the environment. This does not necessarily mean the plant has died. Check the taproot to see if it is still firm. If it is, keep it damp with filtered sun. Moringa is a very hardy plant and can revive itself given time and good conditions. If the taproot is soft, it is dead. Moringa will die from root rot, which is from poor draining soil. Frost may cause the tree to drop leaves and even die down to the ground. Keep damp and warm during the winter months. It will revive in the spring. Freezing temperatures or continuous days of frost can kill Moringa. If you live in a cold climate you must keep the plant warm or bring it indoors. Signs of stress: The leaves at the base of the plant will show signs of stress first. They may turn pale yellow to white. They may curl or pinch. Keep moist. If the plant dies down to the soil it can still revive itself in time. Once established, Moringa is drought tolerant. It sends a taproot down to the water table. You can cut back on watering and only water when the leaves begin to droop. That time cycle will vary depending on your climate.To grow as a tree, prune from the bottom, To grow as a bush, prune from the top.Now that you have your Moringa growing, what can you do with it? Eat it fresh in salads or make sauces. Dry it and make Moringa Powder to make a Moringa Tea or add to any food or drink. Make Moringa Seed Oil. Make condiments like horseradish with the Moringa Root. Enjoy finding more and more things you can do with Moringa.Moringa trees are easy to grow and have so many uses and Benefits:Once established it sends a tap root down to the water table making it drought tolerant.The leaf is a nitrogen accumulator and can be used as a fertilizer. – Juice the leaf, add one part juice to 26 parts water – use as a drench or foliar sprayThe Moringa Powder is a livestock feed used to increase weight and milk productionThe Moringa tree grows tall and lacy if left unchecked and so is good for forest gardeningThe Moringa seed cake is used to clarify waterThe Moringa seed oil never goes rancid and is used in fine machinery and clockworksThe Moringa seed oil regenerates skin cells so is used in cosmetics for scars internal and externalThe Moringa seed oil burns clean and so is a good source for heat and lightIt is a sustainable food source for third world countries where malnutrition is prevalent.For more information visit our website www.moringaforlife.com and Youtube channel – Moringa For LifeWe also have a podcast available wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Moringa For LifeMoringa For Life (760) 806-2669 If you’re ready for more growing information purchase our mini course:The Backyard Moringa Grower https://moringaforlife.com/product/grow-a-moringa-tree/

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