Moringa Roots Are Amazing! Harvest and Replant Moringa Roots
Moringa roots are amazing! Did you know you can dig up a Moringa tree, pull it’s root out of the ground and then successfully replant it? Yes, and I mean a bare tap root! Even one that has been exposed to the elements for days will grow again when it’s replanted! Watch to see for yourself!
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Well, here we are at one of the intensive Moringa plots being grown for leaf production, but I thought one thing that will be interesting to show you is what the roots of a Moringa tree look like. We talked about the tap root and here are some trees that I planted 3 months ago. You can see the size of them already, they’re doing extremely well. The same techniques in cultivating this land, I’ve shown in a short video on how to plant a Moringa tree.
What I’m going to show you in this intensive cultivation is the size of the root of a Moringa trees. I’m just going to pick a tree at random. We’ll take this tree and I’m going to cut it off about a foot from the base.
Okay. This is the size of tree we’re talking about. All right, pretty good size tree. Now, we’re going to dig up the Moringa root and I’m going to show you what the size of a root is on a Moringa tree. I’m 6 feet tall, we cut it about a foot from the base so this tree was about 8 feet tall. I’m going to go get my shovel and we’ll show you what that root looks like.
Okay, got the shovel. That’s what the Moringa root looks like underground, you can see the large tuberous tap root. A couple of side roots coming off. Obviously it went deeper into the ground, but that root got clipped, but that gives you an idea of the size of a Moringa tree root for a 7-8 foot plant.
Now, one thing so neat about these Moringa trees, again, this plant is about 3 months old, one thing so neat is that this Moringa root is really hardy. Even though we clipped this tree, we’re going to take that branch off, you’ll noticed how easily these branches snapped off. If you go ahead and put this in some soil, prepared like I showed on the video, these root stocks will take off and you will have a Moringa tree that has months head start on a seed or a seedling. So, just another way to propagate Moringa, you can start from a seed, you can start from a seedling, or we can ship root stock to you and you can plant that in the ground and get the biggest head start of all.
This is the root stock from the tree we harvested just 4 and a half weeks earlier. We did let this Moringa root stock sit outside for 4 days to simulate shipping and then we planted it into the ground. Four weeks later after planting, we have 7 lateral stems coming out of the main cut stem and some of those stems are already approaching 3/8 of an inch in diameter. We’re very pleased with the growth of this Moringa root stock and think you will be too if you’re looking for the biggest head start you can get planting your Moringa.
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