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I have a space out front that edges the street. My plan is to plant moringa which I'll start in the greenhouse and then transplant to the mounds that are on top of (top down) sandy soil, compacted silty soil, impermeable black stuff and finally an apparently solid base... it's a currently impossible growing area in other words... see Visual Moringa Forest Plan

I've been searching for companion plant information and I guess this tree has not had a lot of attention on compatibility because I'm not finding much science or anecdotal info.

Anybody have companions to moringa experience? The growing zone seems similar to a combo of southern and northern California and Arizona - summers can get scorching hot, rains can be torrential (anytime of year), but winters remind me of northern California - chilly, wet but not freezing ... the historic temp range seems to be about: summer high 103 (max) and has been known to hit @ 24 °F (min) ... I have now planted red clover around the edges and rye grass on the upper sections of the mounds. Not hugel mounds, just sandy soil mix.

What else might grow well with moringa in these conditions? (and with possible winter protection)
 
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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It is in the cabbage family, So the usual,companion of onion family+legume family+mint family+carrot family.
 
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Awesome, thank you I have cabbage seed I can plant more of also
 
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S Bengi wrote:It is in the cabbage family, So the usual,companion of onion family+legume family+mint family+carrot family.



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Pia, Wondering how your Moringa trees are doing after their first year? Did you encounter any issues with drainage or root rot where you planted them?
 
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