Waiting for Pods to Fall

Philippines
May 4, 2017 2:14am CST
It's been a while since I've planted moringa plant and I was busy doing that last year. Unfortunately, ALL of that has died. Except for the that one I saved a few months back, the one that had the biggest root. But this time it only a fewer roots. Now, I've let this branch grow so big hoping it would grow some pods. But not for me to eat but plant and grow them again. Then harvest them with even need of plucking or dragging their branches down. I don't know how long I have to wait before they started turning brown and fall. But for sure I'll propagate a new batch so that I can have an easy harvest.
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@responsiveme (14677)
• India
4 May 17
The rainy season is the best time plant.whats moringa in english?
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• Philippines
4 May 17
I think drumstick is the english of it but moringa is also the english word of it @responsiveme
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• India
4 May 17
@Letranknight2015 thats why I asked...it looked like drumsticks...they were part of my shopping yesterday ttoo. We call them 'sojona'
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• Philippines
4 May 17
@responsiveme well, they are drumsticks, it's probably not so familiar much to me.
@Sreekala (22720)
• India
4 May 17
This is a plant with much benefit with all parts. The leaves, flowers, drumsticks, etc. The roots and part of trees has its medicinal value. In our native place most of the houses keep this tree in the backyard.
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• Philippines
4 May 17
Well, I never tried eating the flowers before @Sreekala only the bees done that lol
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
4 May 17
@Letranknight2015 That flowers is good to make a dish adding coconut, chilly, turmeric and salt steam. It is very delicious and nutritious indeed.
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• Philippines
4 May 17
@Sreekala Not sure if I like the taste of it though.
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
4 May 17
we have this moringa tree beside our house now, i like the curry prepared with drumsticks and eggs , leaves are used to prepare curry , no idea about flowers.have a a look at the tree beside my house
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• Philippines
4 May 17
Do you use the seeds to plant again? or just let it grow and harvest more leaves and pods? @prashu228
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
4 May 17
@Letranknight2015 You can plant the branch as well, it will grow quickly.
• Philippines
4 May 17
I think they started out as flowers before they become pods @prashu228 and it's often that bees pays a visit to them.
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@ridingbet (50181)
• Philippines
4 May 17
is this one of the branches of moringa that you planted last year?
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• Philippines
4 May 17
Nope this is the one I didn't cut last year @ridingbet and I let it grow into this. The tree however had been there for decades.
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@ridingbet (50181)
• Philippines
5 May 17
@Letranknight2015 i like the fruits of this 'malunggay'. my late mother cooked the fruits with simplicity, and it definitely tasted good. only thee young ones, not the hard pods.
@magallon (17937)
• Philippines
4 May 17
As far as I know, the stem could also be planted.
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• Philippines
4 May 17
That was my first attempt long ago, didn't work in the long run @magallon
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@magallon (17937)
• Philippines
5 May 17
@Letranknight2015 Oh i see.. maybe you have to select the old branch..
@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
4 May 17
Moringa is malunggay plant? We have at least 3 trees and they are really tall now with lots of pods
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• Philippines
4 May 17
I have only one tree and it has grown pods @averygirl72 I have already cut down a branch but it's not dried yet.
@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
4 May 17
So you want to plant them again. This is a good idea.
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@vin12345 (579)
• Kerala, India
4 May 17
They are drumsticks right?, They are much good for health and even the leaves @Letranknight2015
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• Philippines
4 May 17
Yes, I forgot to put that to the tag thanks for the reminder @vin12345 and I agree they are very healthy.
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@jstory07 (66140)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 May 17
I hope your plan works out for you. It sounds good to me.
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• Philippines
4 May 17
I hope so thanks @jstory07
@Shavkat (60301)
• Philippines
5 May 17
We don't have like this. I remembered you made extracted juice from it, right?
@allknowing (63502)
• India
4 May 17
We used to get quite a lot of these pods which we call drumsticks. They have to be brought down when they are tender as matured ones do not taste good. Why do you want so many seeds. Are you planning on commercialising?