Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Terrace or outdoors
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seedlings at 400cm by 400cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest 180-200 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why is my drumstick tree not growing?
The plant requires an open sunny place. It will not grow properly under the shade of any tree or a structure. Otherwise The moringa tree is not affected by any serious diseases
Why is my moringa plant dying?
Your plant might be dying because of over - watering. If soil is saturated with water, it leads to root rot which causes wilting of leaves and your plant may eventually die. Fix your watering schedule to keep your Moringa plant healthy and happy.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
All parts of the tree including stem, bark gum & roots are reported to be used as cardiac and circulatory stimulants. The entire plant has a tremendous amount of medicinal properties.
Moringa has a wide variety of nutrients in high amounts, with low calorie & low sodium.Moringa leaves, flowers & pods are a perfect source of complete nutrients. It has extremely high vitamin content, particularly Vitamin A, Vitamin E & C. It’s a rich source of calcium, iron, potassium & magnesium. Plant parts are full of ‘Antioxidants’ that protect our body cells from cancer.
1.India is the largest producer of moringa, with an annual production of 1.2 million tonnes of fruits from an area of 380 km²
2.Moringa tree originated in northern India and has been used in Indian medicine from around 5,000 years. There are also records of it being utilized by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians.
Drumstick pods should be harvested when they are immature or half mature. Older fruits lose their texture, flavour and become inedible.
Sandy red soil or black soil is well suited for drumstick trees.
Plants are drought tolerant. These can be irrigated every 15 days.
The ratoon crop is obtained by pruning its trees to a height of one meter after first harvesting is over. The plants start to bear fruits 4-5 months after head back pruning. Such ratooning can be done back to back 3 times.
Regionally in India, Drumstick is also known as Sehjana, Shevga, Shengul, Mitho Saragavo, Murungai, Sohanjna, .
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