I was wondering if anyone knew of a good source of moringa seeds. Or if anyone could send me some (I'll pay!). I ordered some seeds off Ebay and I planted them and its been almost a month and they haven't sprouted so I'm guess they are duds.
I ordered from www.moringafarms.com last year, and got good service and good seed.
Some people recommend starting them in a moist paper towel inside a plastic bag, and then transplanting them out. I did that last year and it worked. This year, I just put each seed I wanted to start in a 3 inch pot and watered daily till they came up, then planted. I have also heard that direct seeding into the soil (no transplanting) leads to a stronger root system and some people prefer that route.
One of the largest Maringa suppliers in the USA is www.moringafarms.com. They will also give advice on the best ways to plant and grow it. I found them very helpful and you will know the trees are grown usuing organic methods. they also sell chia seeds which are something else you need to consider growing as they are high in omega 3 and help control blood pressure. I talked to them about where the Moringa can grow...does not grow where the earth freezes, needs an amount of water and I talked to some people growing it in Arizona and they do irrigate it. Try it out. It has a lot of great benefits and all parts of it can be used. Perfect permaculture plant!
If you can find a moringa tree growing somewhere else ask for a branch that is one to two inches thick and atleast three feet tall and stick that into the ground when the outside temperature is neither too hot or cold and it will come up from cutting. If you start with a ten foot tall branch you start with a ready made tree. The initial leaves dry out and new ones come up in about a month with regular watering.