Location: Grand Valley of Colorado's Western Slope
posted 1 year ago
I think it would be great to gather information in one place about growing Moringa olifera.
What are its needs? What is it good for, nutritionally and in the food forest, and forage for goats sheep and cattle? Aren't the seeds used to purify water? What else?
I germinated some seeds from west africa, and have been keeping them alive here is a cold winter climate by bringing them indoors for the winter.
I wonder if a warmer climate, a more Mediterranean climate, where the ground does not freeze, the above ground parts of the tree would survive the winter and re-leaf out in the spring. Can any one report on that?
I only just this week, put seven seeds in a pot indoors in a warm, sunny window. I think they are MORINGA OLEIFERA according to their shape. The packet that I was gifted says only 'herb dwarf moringa'. The seeds are from Baker Creek and say 'packed for 2017' so I hope for great germination. The person who gave me them had good luck with them sprouting and has a few plants now in his greenhouse to winter over for the first time.
That's all I've got looking forward to what others have to say.
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It is my understanding that if you have a greenhouse that the ground doesn't freeze you can winter your moringa plants there and they will resprout in the spring. Some say up to zone 6 or maybe even 5.
The best is to start expermenting and then share your photos with us all.
I am going to Florida and we have been growing Moringa, so I will see if there has been any hard frost damage. I do not have a greenhouse there. Jake Mace has a few videos about Moringa on YouTube.