sowing seeds of success>> moringa
For commercial use plant 10 x 10 cm apart or one million plants
Moringa can be planted ½ to 1 meter apart along the border
to form a living fence.
Moringa can be planted 3 meters apart and allowed to grow tall
and mature to pods and seeds.
These mature Moringa can provide seed for propagation or the production
of BenOil or Moringa Oil derived from the seeds of Moringa oleifera tree.
If the objective is production of green fodder with a maximum of
protein then harvesting should be done every 30 – 40 days.
1 hectare of land planted with intensive Moringa 10 cm apart and
harvested 9 times per year can produce 650 tons of Moringa which
can meet the Vitamin A needs of 15,000 children!
Scarves, masks, gloves and overcoats are worn to meet food hygiene
standards. The leaves are picked off the stems which can also be used
for animal fodder.
The first wash is done in catchment water or well water but the
second wash is done in clean filtered water.
Ensure the area is roden free and away from direct sunlight. This
process may take three days
Staging can consist of trays that are removable for easy access
to the Moringa leaves once dry
Moringa leaf drying Industrial machines are available and will be a part of our Food For Life Africa