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How do you care for a Moringa tree?

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Caring for a Moringa tree begins from planting time to the harvesting season. Germination of the Moringa tree is done in the nursery, and it is later transplanted to another field or transplanted directly from cuttings. After transplantation, the Moringa tree needs care in terms of pruning, maintaining the required water levels and protection from unsuitable weather conditions, such as strong winds and extreme cold.

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How do you care for a Moringa tree?
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Moringa grows well in direct sunlight at an altitude under 500 meters. The right soil for growing Moringa must be within a pH range of 6.3 to 7.0 in a light soil mixture of soil and sand in poly bags. Seedlings can be planted directly in the farms during the wet season or from cuttings. The addition of phosphorus to the sacks with cuttings helps in the development of roots. Maintaining a spacing of 3 meters apart is necessary to allow the plants to get sufficient sunlight and airflow.

Although Moringa trees flourish in the hot sun, the seedlings must be shielded from direct sunlight. Once they are fully grown, the seedlings need to have their buds pinched to allow the growth of leaves and pods. It is prudent to use greenhouses in areas with low temperatures.

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