Greetings, My name is Lawrence and Welcome to "The Eternal Garden" Here I will share my experience in gardening from planting the seed to harvesting seeds and everything in between ;) Gardening connects us with all the elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water and the divine Spirit. I am here so we can all grow together and share knowledge and wisdom so we can all turn this planet green 1 by 1. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment section below my posts. Enjoy the ride!!! :) With Love/Light & Gratitude
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Growing The Moringa Oleifera Tree from seed aka The Miracle Tree


Items: container with a lid, paper towels, moringa seeds, water

Soak your moringa seeds in water for 24 hours. After 24 hours drain the water from your seeds, place your paper towels in the bottom of your container and spray with water until damp. Set your seeds on top of your damp paper towels and place in an area between 60 - 80 degrees. After a few days the seeds will begin to crack open like an egg and the shoot or shoots and roots will emerge from the same side as they germinate.
Once they germinate gently remove your seedling from the paper towel and place them in potting soil with the roots going down and the leaves facing up. Place your seedling in a sunny window or under grow lights during the cold winter months. ~ The Moringa Tree grows in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.The Moringa tree is also known as "The Miracle Tree" and "The Elixir of Long Life" due to its miraculous healing abilities. It contains 46 types of antioxidants. According to recent studies, moringa leaves contain 90 different types of nutrients, 7 times more vitamin c than oranges, 4 times more calcium than milk, 4 times more potassium than bananas, 4 times more vitamin A than carrots, 50 times more vitamin B3 than peanuts, 36 times more magnesium than eggs, and 25 times more iron than spinach.
(After a few weeks your Moringa Tree seedlings will begin to take shape) :)
It also includes high amounts of additional nutrients such as iodine, lutein, zinc, zeatin, dietary fiber, selenium, and beta-carotene. The leaves of the moringa tree contain 18 amino acids, eight of which are essential amino acids, making them a "complete" protein - a rarity in the plant world.
Indeed, moringa's protein content rivals that of meat, also due to their trace mineral content, dried and powdered moringa leaves are great for nourishing the skin. The Moringa seeds produce a healthy oil, the pods contain almost 40 percent of this edible non-drying oil called "ben oil," which is comparable to olive oil in nutritional and antioxidant value. Ben oil is odorless, sweet-tasting, clear and - most importantly - lasts indefinitely. Moringa leaf powder is also immune from spoiling...


* * * * Update September 2015 * * *

The first tree has 3 trunks and is growing nice, The second tree is a single stem and is growing nice also :) I will do updates on the other 5 tree seedlings within the next few days & weeks :)


I will be doing updates on these Moringa Tree seedlings as they grow ;) Enjoy :)
~ Lawrence

3 comments:

  1. i find its hard to grow them in containers. once they start getting larger, and the temps cool off, waater will not evaporate as fast, and soil stays wet longer....
    if grown in a pot, use fast draining mix. i wouldnt use anything with peat.

    they hate wet - soggy soils. especially in cooler temps.

    they seem to like sandy soils, and dont need any fertilizer at all and dont seem to like chemicals much, but responded well to fish emulsion and molasses.

    i give all my plants fish and molasses though, they feed the SOIL and not the plant molasses is very high in Manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc. fish is high in many micronutes.

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  2. I am a truly lazy gardener and food preparer - so I just grab a few tender branches off my Moringa tree here in Hawaii (I'm not in a wet climate, so the tree grows very slowly) and toss them into a smoothie, with the stems and all. If there's extra, I'll just throw the leaves/stems in a freezer bag to use later. Easy, right?

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  3. Thanks for your comments :) I am going to plant a few of my trees in the ground in the next few days and I started some more seeds this year, I will keep everyone updated!! :)

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