This is a growing series of short videos and posts all focused on ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivations’. Intensive cultivations can be planted in very small plots, preferably close to dwellings, to help aid individuals and families facing chronic malnutrition.
Through this series you can follow a small scale ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’ that was carried out in Poway California. Germination rates, plant height, stem diameters, leaf yield and environmental conditions will be shared to give you as much information as possible. You will have an up close view into what an ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’ looks like and the leaf production you can expect under similar environmental conditions. For us, growing moringa in Southern California, moringa growth and therefore leaf yield will be limited by lower than ideal temperatures. This intensive moringa cultivation is being done to gain experience with watering requirements, potential leaf yield, and general knowledge about growing moringa.
Planting for this small scale test was done Mid March 2015. All updates reference a day # which represents the number of days after planting that the update was given on.
Please comment on any post that interests you or if you have questions. If you have ever had experience with an ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’ I would love to connect with you so please send me an email.
Moringa Trees Over 13 Feet Tall In First Year! As you can see, from the comparison above, there has been tremendous growth in this bed over the last 8.5 months. The Moringa trees pictured above where planted from PKM1 Moringa seeds in March of this year. The trees grew very slowly until June, and later in …
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Moringa Leaf Production If you plant Moringa trees for Moringa leaf production here is an example of what you can expect. These Moringa trees were planted from seed early July. The video was taken 3.5 months later in the middle of October and shows just how quickly Moringa oleifera can grow. Trees are on drip irragation …
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The Moringa seedlings in the Intensive Moringa Cultivation have grown up! Watch to see the trees grow, flower and produce seed pods. Also hear about some challenges and solutions dealing with pests.
It’s been 30 days since the last update. Today I’ll share with you germination rates from the 2nd planting as well as plant height and stem diameters as measured on day 27 after planting Moringa oleifera seed.
Moringa Seed Germination Results The results from the first Moringa seed germination test are in and, to say the least, we are very surprised! The germination rates of both the control group and the hydroprimed seeds that we planted were certainly different than anticipated.
How are the moringa seedlings in the ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’ doing? Watch this video to see how things look 16 days after planting.
It’s been 6 days since the ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’ was planted. This video gives you an inside look at what’s happening. This is the 2nd video in a series regarding an ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’. This short video shares a method used to track which day the Moringa seedlings emerged and the air and soil temperatures during …
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This is the first video in a series regarding an ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’. This video describes the layout and irrigation for the ‘Intensive Moringa Cultivation’ as well as the environmental conditions at the time of planting Moringa seeds.