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The moringa trees in this special deal are only available for - Local Tampa Bay Area - delivery or pick-up.
This is a special deal for someone interested in planting an area of 100 moringa trees in the ground, on their property to produce a return on their investment.
100 moringa trees in 1 gallon pots ready to be planted in the ground
PLUS....Tampa Bay Area Delivery is included!
PLUS...FREE DESIGN CONSULTATION
PLUS..FREE SOIL (to fill the hole) and FREE MULCH (to top each tree) INCLUDED
This 100 moringa tree food forest includes the installation of the trees in the location, with its current conditions, no additional mound building or soil included other than the composted soil that goes in the hole for each tree as its being planted in the ground and also the mulch needed on top of each tree is included.
For additional soil and mulch, other options can be arranged.
Organic Soil Only! Each moringa tree in the pot includes:
- Composted soil sourced from Florida Organic Solutions
- mushroom and worm compost/castings
- coconut coir
- axomite rock dust
- sea vegetables
- untreated mulch
The 100 moringa trees can also be swapped out for large moringa cuttings. The larger moringa cuttings will produce drumsticks much faster than seedlings. The large moringa cutting grow into large moringa trees much faster. You may want to request more large cuttings than 1 gallon moringa trees in pots. We regularly have several thousand large moringa cuttings (stumps) that you can replace for 1 gallon moringa trees. When the cuttings are planted in the ground they do need more watering in the first 2-3 weeks of planting to help inspire the roots to grow.
If there is an interest/request to design the space for these moringa trees, we'd love to help as well! FREE Installation Consultation Included with Purchase. Special rates may apply for more indepth design services.
The recommended planting method is to plant each moringa tree in full sun. Line the north side of the grow area with moringa trees only 3' apart in a staggered line formation, either straight or curved like a snake (we like curved). These moringa trees will make a nice hedge, mostly harvested for greens.
Then, more larger trees cultivated for drumsticks will need about 10'-15' spacing for maximum growth and drumstick production.
Recommended planting style for 100 moringa trees: 85 moringa trees for greens, 15 moringa trees for drumsticks.
Moringa is an edible nutrient-rich tree that grows really well in the Tampa Bay area.
Numa Nursery, along with members of the Moringa Grower's Co-op, utilize the moringa tree and make products like protein powders, supplements, extracts, spices, teas and oils from locally sourced moringa trees.
Once the moringa trees are ready to be harvested (after 1 year) the Moringa Growers' Co-op could buy the moringa material from you at a wholesale price.
Extra care and maintenence may be needed after installation, regular watering and irrigation not included. Moringa trees are drought tolerant, but will thrive and grow even faster with a regular watering schedule.
For long term maintenance and health of your moringa trees, regularly feed the moringa trees with compost teas, organic rock dust minerals and a dressing of composted soil each year, also adding a layer of mulch on top for healthy long living moringa trees.
Thank you! Call me for more questions- Kendrick Henry
100 moringa tree food forest
Numa Nursery's 'Tampa Bay Moringa' is grown from several community sharecropping plots throughout the Tampa Bay area.
The Moringa Grower's Co-op transforms unproductive wasteful lawns, reuses empty lots and regenerates barren landscapes into lush edible moringa food forests.
Each moringa tree is raised using all natural growing practices. Soil is enhanced with plant based compost teas and fertilizing methods using organic plant based food scraps, activated bio-char, azomite rock dust, worm castings, oak mulch and comfrey leaves.
In the garden, moringa is a natural pesticide. To further reduce pests and strengthen the tree's immunity, sea-90 mineral salts and neem oil are applied to the leaves and root system.
Numa Nursery harvests moringa trees according to celestial allignments, during waxing moon cycles, preferably in the A.M. when sap/nutrition is still high and accessible in the leaves.
Then, the leaves are cleaned and immediately placed in a shaded, humid-free zone, to ensure medicinal properties (Vitamin C) are retained. After several days, the dried leaves are powdered and filtered using sifting techniques. Finally, the moringa powder is sealed, by hand, in vegan non-gmo capsules (500mg) for optimal consumption.
Climate & Zones
Where to Plant?
Choosing a suitable environment is essential for Moringa to grow well.
Moringa is originally from Northwest India, adapted to the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.
Direct exposure to sunlight, warmth and water with loamy soil is crucial for this tree.
"High and Dry" Drought tolerant Moringa Oleifera
For those who live in the United States, particularly the southern and western states, you are in luck and can grow Moringa outdoors. The Philippines cultivates most of its Moringa during the summer, though, it can be grown year-round, in any tropical, sub-tropical, temperate or equatorial climate.
Within the United States, we believe that Moringa grows well in Hardiness Zones 9 and 10 outdoors. With the right conditions, it can grow in Zone 8 as well.
What Zone Do You Live In?
Moringa does not like the cold and loses it leaves in colder climates, when the average temperature drops below 70 degrees.
For those who have a true winter, where it freezes and snows, we recommend that you plant Moringa in pots, keeping them outside in the spring and summer and bring them inside when it gets cold. With the exception of tropical climates, Moringa goes dormant in winter. If it gets too cold outside, the tree will die unless kept warm inside. When Moringa goes dormant the leaves fall off and branches shrivel. A greenhouse is ideal in most areas. The plant will die if it freezes completely, but it can withstand a mild frost.
Community Moringa plantations usually crop the trees so they don’t exceed 3-4 meters. Such a height allows the harvesters reasonable access and the cropping encourages horizontal growth enabling greater leaf production.
Care & Maintenance
Provide optimal care to moringa oleifera plants for a successful landscaping experience; well-maintained plants have a greater chance for avoiding and overcoming the occasional pest and disease issue when compared with unhealthy plants.
Plant moringa oleifera in areas of the landscape that offer full sun to partial shade. Prepare the soil by digging through the general location with garden fork, adding plenty of peat, compost or any well-rotted organics to top up the soil with nutrients.
Place potted moringa trees on a mound of composted soil (in Florida). Then, cover with an oak. Water soon after.
For windy areas, tie the tree to a stake to give it support.
Once established, moringa trees are drought-tolerant, but for quality leaves, you will need to water on a regular basis. Moringa trees have a shallow root system, so avoid cultivating (digging) around the roots.
Moringa trees are temperate-feeders (plants that need minimal fertiliser), seeing as they are fast growing, but they only need a light dose of general garden fertiliser or citrus fertiliser in early spring and again in late summer.
Mulching around the tree in autumn will help retain soil moisture.
Remember to leave a gap around the tree trunk as if mulch touches the tree it could cause it to rot.
Pruning is essential maintenance for a moringa tree, encouraging new growth. As new shoots form on the current season’s growth, pruning will help to keep the tree productive. If you have planted a moringa hedge, they do respond to trimming. Always uses sharp shears to prune as this will ensure the cut is clean and reduce the chance of disease.
Maintain loamy, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH. Irrigate only during periods of drought as natural rainfall typically offers sufficient moisture.
Improve soil conditions with compost, minimal to no manure.
Pollination and seeding moringa trees will produce a white flower in November/December. Birds pollinate the flowers as they eat the petals. Bees and butterflies can also be pollinators. Unless the tree is self fertile, two or more trees should be planted together for cross-pollination. Moringa seed pods mature in late winter/early spring.
Moringa Seeds and Drumsticks
Moringa seeds are about the size of a large pea and have 3 paper-like wings.
The seeds don’t need sunlight in order to germinate. Here are some suggestions on successful germination:
1. Soak the seeds for 24 hours in water; the seeds will use the amount of water it needs. Remove the seeds pat dry with a paper towel.
2. Put the seeds in a plastic sandwich bag and store in a warm, dark place like a drawer or cabinet. Germination times range from 3-14 days. Do not add extra water to the bag.
3. Check them every two days. Once the seeds have broken loose from the winged shell, you will notice two shoots protruding from the seed.
4. Do not let the shoots get too long as they may get fragile and break when handled. One of the shoots will have some ruffled growth at the extremity; this is the shoot that contains the first leaves (cotyledons) and should be the shoot exposed to the sun. Plant the seeds about ¾ inch beneath the soil surface (or in a peat moss starter) with the ruffled extremity to the sun. Sandy loamy soils work best. Use a pot that is at least 18 inches deep if this is the final home for the tree. Moringa loves the sun so make sure they get plenty of direct sun. Although the tree is drought tolerant, they may be watered daily, just don’t allow the roots to get soaked for extended periods of time. If you live in a particularly hot zone, don’t expose the baby plants to all day sun. Keep an eye on them, they will tell you if they are getting distressed from too much sun, water or lack of food.
5. We recommend that you let the potted plants grow at least eight weeks or longer before transplanting into the ground. When transplanting, try not to disturb the root system. Like many plants the roots are very vulnerable until they are established in the ground.
6. If using a plastic pot before transplanting to the ground, use a long thin blade to loosen the soil from the inside edges of the pot. Turn the band or pot upside down to allow the entire plant and soil to slide out of the container. This prevents disturbing the roots. If you are planting more than one tree, space the plants 7-10 feet apart for optimum access to the mature tree. The tree will branch out 3-4 feet from the trunk so this spacing will allow you to walk between trees and let the sunlight to do its job. Of course, if you want a windbreak, just plant them all at one-foot intervals, as they do in Africa and India. Moringa is like any plant that appreciates plant food and fertilizers and an ample supply of water.
The variety of PKM1 seeds derived from ECHO International produce a high volume of seed pods from seed within 1-2 years.
The clippings/trunks can produce new growth within a few weeks, given the time of year, and produce seeds within the first year.
Seed pods can be eaten while young and soft, prepared similar to asparagus. Steamed or added to soups and salads as a nutritional additive.
Dried seeds can produce oil, pressed and filtered, this oil can be used in many ways. Most notable for high Vitamin C content, moringa seed oil can be applied to the skin, hair and nails for improving tones and moisturization. Regrow hair, reduce swelling from arthritis and rub on temples to relieve headaches.
Moringa can be grown in a wide variety of ways, use as an edible hedge and as a small accent tree in your landscape.
Commercial moringa farms typically plant moringa trees 7' apart. You can plant moringa trees 2'-3' apart or even 15' apart, just depends on how big you's like the tree to get. Plant closer together for green production, plant further apart for drumstick production.
Residential moringa growers are known for planting trees close together for an edible food hedge 'fedge' effect. Plant moringa trees 2-3' apart for a live food hedge.
Make use of the moringa trees as a wind break.
Plant moringa trees in a dry-troublesome area of your yard or garden to enrich the soil and provide shade to extend the growng season of many ground covers and understory garden crops.
Use moringa cuttings as living mulch and soil regeneration, composting the moringa material back into your soil will ensure the health and longevity of your moringa trees.
- 3 times the Potassium in bananas
- 7 times the Vitamin-C in oranges
- 25 times the Iron in spinach
- 4 times the Calcium in milk
- 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots
- 46 anti-oxidants
- 36 Anti-inflammatories
- Omegas 3, 6 and 9
- Vitamins: A (Alpha and Beta-Carotene) B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folic Acid, Biotin and more.
- Minerals: Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Flourine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc.
- All 8 Essential Amino Acids: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine.
- 10 Additional Amino Acids: Alanine, Arganine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine.
- Other Benefitial Nutrients: Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavonoids, Omega (3,6,9) oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, and more.
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