I've made progress with the cuttings

stem,moringa
Philippines
July 24, 2017 12:54am CST
I didn't share you this but when my connection was out I finally had time to cut our big moringa tree branch two weeks ago. I was happy because there's more than a dozen seeds I can plant for this season. I've planted a couple of them and most died after a couple of days. Since Mom took our neighbor's soil, I've decided to plant small branches of moringa again. I tried it last year and it failed because of our crowded soil with infestation. So, I did it again weeks ago with the new soil. In case they didn't they would serve as support as for the other moringa who grew from seeds. As you can see in the picture, they've grown unexpectedly. I might harvest a few moringa leaves again on the big tree for my soup... The reason why I kept planting it because I've grown tired of climbing from the tree even though it grows faster since it's old.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
24 Jul 17
Moringa is one the tree which has medicinal values on its all parts. Glad to know that you succeed with new plant.
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 17
@Sreekala, exactly, medicinal plant.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Hello @Sreekala I've research extensively on this plant and I strongly agree with you that this was indeed a medical plant. And I am blessed to having this plant for decades. Glad we didn't get rid of this.
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@hereandthere (32754)
• Philippines
24 Jul 17
we used to have several and people asking for the leaves. malunggay is easy to plant and grow, just stick it in the soil, so i wonder why they can't do it at home.
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 17
@hereandthere, we have planted three moringa at home and we start to enjoy cooking Morinag with fresh fish.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
I have trouble growing cutters because of the insect problem we have here and the lack of time taking care of it before. Not to mention I planted it back in summer which was a mistake. I think they just didn't know how @hereandthere maybe you can try to educate them. You know give them seeds if you let the pods go dry. maybe they don't have soil or pot for it.. I only cook the moringa either through omlette or soup @cacay1
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24 Jul 17
Moringa is very nutritious.I used to boil fresh leaves from our own tree.Unfortunately mom had them cut down because of termite infestation :(
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 17
@Iam_jauntyjen, try to plant again.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Only because of termite infestion? we got tons of termite infestation here ourselves but that't not really a good excuse to cut the tree @Iam_jauntyjen specially when you know how nutritious it is. You should have replanted it before cutting it down.
@allknowing (69306)
• India
24 Jul 17
I too lost that tree that was yielding good. I too have a cutting now which is growing well.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Hello @allknowing I hope that you grow your moringa as well.
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
25 Jul 17
@Letranknight2015 I am told it is easy to grow. Keeping my fingers crossed both for you and me.
@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 17
Hope the new soil helps them to grow nice and healthy!
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
I'm still waiting for it @cahaya1983 you never know when the time before the insects gets to swarm on them. But for now, it's doing well.The okra however didn't survive.
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@TRBRocks420 (82465)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Jul 17
Well done on the cuttings and, keep up the good work.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Thank you very much @TRBRocks420
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@dollaboy (6153)
24 Jul 17
So you are a Nature lover
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 17
@dollaboy , Moringa is a vegetable with many leaves and branches.It grows high.
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@dollaboy (6153)
25 Jul 17
@cacay1 happy day Erly Maglangit
• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Hello @dollaboy Not really, I just realize that I had green thumb and the veggies I planted had some concerns over my health.
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@shikharava (1851)
24 Jul 17
Good to know that your labor bore a fruit, or more appropriately a plant in your case. Take care of it. There's nothing more fulfilling than doing what one loves to do. (*_*)
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Hello @shikharava I guess the new soil had helped the new cuttings grow better.
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@ridingbet (59368)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
our tall malunggay tree was cut off again, and again, it is growing so fast.
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• Philippines
5 Aug 17
I've cute a huge branch here last month but that didn't stop from growing more leaves @CaptAlbertWhisker
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@ridingbet (59368)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
@Letranknight2015 wait, is this your response to my comment intended for me, or to the other user?
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• Philippines
6 Aug 17
@ridingbet yes it was intended for you lol I guess I was in a hurry.
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@kiran8 (15389)
• Mangalore, India
25 Jul 17
It is popularly known as drumstick in India and the long drumsticks along with the leaves are very popular and extensively used in cooking.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
I don't know anything dish that can be used for moringa except mongo, tinola @kiran8 but I've done it in a soup and then some omlette.
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@kiran8 (15389)
• Mangalore, India
25 Jul 17
@Letranknight2015 we make a lovely stir fried dish of the leaves with potatoes garlic and chilies , also use the drum sticks that grow to make curries and Sambhar
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 17
Good job, your effort had paid off. My spinach isn't growing due to the scorching sun
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 17
At home, we have three grown Moringa (malunggay) ( kalamunggay) . Last Sunday, I tried to cook this veg with fresh fish and only me liked to eat what I cooked hehe hehe. I have not eaten this veggie for many months now.What I observed after eating moringa leaves, I kept on going to the toilet to drain myself.It has cleansing power. I plan to cook again tomorrow morning as my breakfast to mix it with some chops of beef, plus different spices hehehe. Again, only me to eat what I would cook tomorrow.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 17
Hello @cacay1 Based on my research it has extremely high fiber that if you add it with fruits for a shake, it would help detoxify your body in no time. It has tons of Vitamin A and it's just nice for its easy for them to grow.
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Aug 17
On a blender, Blend some spicy chili pepper with water and use that as pesticide to get rid of some insects. There is a way to stop trees from growing, Try to research pruning. My family's mango farm have 6 feet tall trees because of pruning, no need for climbing.
• Calgary, Alberta
6 Aug 17
@Letranknight2015 If you know the proper ways of pruning, Plant wont die. Youtube have hundreds of tutorials.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker I didn't know pruning until you mentioned in your response.
@kepweng (18537)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
6 Oct 17
hope you plant the tree of life cause its have many blessing guess what that tree i mention?