How to Grow Moringa

Moringa SeedlingsAs with most plants, there are also a few approaches to growing Moringa. Starshine Organics supplies it in sapling form; the info below is an excerpt from Trees for Life, and deals with how to seed in bags, and then transplant the saplings once they are ready. A link to the original full article will be provided below…//

In Plastic Bags:
When it is not possible to plant directly in the ground, use the following method: Fill seedling bags with light soil mixture, i.e. 3 parts soil to 1 part sand. Plant two or three seeds in each bag, ¼ in. (0.5 cm) deep. Keep moist but not too wet. Germination will occur within two weeks. Remove extra seedlings, leaving one in each bag.
Seedlings can be transplanted after four to six months when they are 2-3 ft (60-90 cm) high.

Transplanting:
The ground where the trees are to be planted should be light and sandy, not heavy with clay or water-logged. Dig a hole 1 ft (30 cm) square and 1 ft deep. Backfill with loose soil. Adding compost or manure will help the trees grow better.
Water the planting holes one day before transplanting the seedlings. Plant seedlings in the late afternoon to avoid the hot sun the first day. Make a hole in the pit to accept all soil in the bag. Carefully cut open the sack and place the seedling in the planting hole. Be careful to keep the soil around the seedling’s roots intact. Pack soil around the seedling base.Water only lightly for the first few days. If the seedlings fall over, tie them to a stick for support. Protect young saplings from termites and nematodes.

Source: Trees for Life

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