Sunday, May 6, 2012

Moringa at 3 months

Moringa was planted in February this year as part of short term / perennial portfolio. Happy to note that we have experienced a good growth so far, plants are already at 4-5 feet.
Fortunately, no major pest problems have occurred so far. We have been spraying an organic concoction every 2 weeks which has kept the bugs at bay. Irrigation is given every 3-4 days and we have refrained from using any chemical fertigation as well. .






















Month of May brings hot weather as well as strong evening winds. A couple of days back, we experienced heavy winds, however the plants survived without any casualty. As a precautionary measure, additional soil was topped up at the base of the plant to provide additional support.




We completed first round of pruning 1 month back (90 cm above the ground). Second round will start in a few weeks when the primary branches are about the same length. In another 3-4 months, we hope to see some fruiting.

7 comments:

  1. Plants look good. Are you growing these under UHD too? How many plants have you planted per acre?

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  2. Under normal spacing of 6x6m. Plants in outer lines are 3m away (for windbreak). Approx 120 plants per acre.

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  3. IS IT ANNUAL ONE..AS U MENTIONED AS A SHORT TERM CROP..IS IT pkm_2

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    1. It is pereenial - PAVM by one Mr Alagarswamy based in dindigul. Check out my first post on moringa for details..

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    2. you can value added the leaf of moringa powder we can buy the dry leaf for 120 plants you can get atleast 10 kg of dry leaf every month

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    3. Kumar (agrigreencare@yahoo.com)June 2, 2012 at 11:18 PM

      WOW, man you have achieved such an amazing feat.
      Hats off to your dedication & perseverance.

      I read the complete blog from Day 1 till date & i appreciate your efforts in blogging your experience for the knowledge of others.

      Am no farmer but love to be one sometime & you are a great inspiration. Please do not stop blogging.

      Wishing you all the best for everything you do & fruitful farming :-)

      Regards,
      Kumar

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  4. Thanks Kumar. Do subscribe to the blog if you have not done so already.

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