Learn something new in planting stems

Philippines
March 14, 2018 12:12am CST
I'm sure some of you were already aware of me planting and growing moringa for a while. And one of my most failures since I started growing moringa was the stem. It seemed to rot and die at some point and when I pulled it out it's filled with termites. Then while watching related you tube videos about moringa stem growing I saw this video. What catches my attention was the covered the top with plastic. The reason for this he said that once the water entered the top and then goes inside the stem, it slowly dies. Not confirmed if this was true, but I'm going to use this technique and see how it works out. I hope this makes the difference.
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@magallon (18124)
• Philippines
14 Mar
There's no harm in trying... Maybe it will really work out ...
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @magallon That's true, there's no harm in trying, maybe this time I get to save these stems and they won't die.
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@magallon (18124)
• Philippines
15 Mar
@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
14 Mar
Hope this works out well for you.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @allen0187 I hope so, because I've failed at planting these so many times.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
14 Mar
That an education for today. Success with your moringa stems.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @mydanods Not yet my friend but I hope it does become successful.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
14 Mar
@Letranknight2015 Plant it with love. It will be successful.
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• Philippines
15 Mar
@mydanods I wonder how does that work, with fertilizer? I am more concerned with those pest infiltrating my stems
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@Icydoll (23567)
• India
14 Mar
Hope this works well dear friend..
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @Icydoll oh, well, I'm optimistic.
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• Calgary, Alberta
14 Mar
@Letranknight2015 A morringa trunk can grow on it's own.
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• Philippines
15 Mar
@CaptAlbertWhisker I have failed because of infestation mostly. But before I didn't realize it can regrow even if you cut the stems and upper trunk.
• Calgary, Alberta
14 Mar
Try planting Hummingbird tree or Katuray. It's leaves are edible, you can eat it like Moringga and it's flowers are edible too, You blanch the flowers and use it for salads, mixed it with Pakbet or simmer the leaves and flowers with coconut milk. I love it because it will give you flowers to harvest on a daily basis. You can also eat the pods, When I still garden in the Philippines, I only eat the leaves and flowers. Just like moringga it's packed with nutrition and it's a tree with edible leaves and flowers.
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• Philippines
15 Mar
Hello @CaptAlbertWhisker Unfortunately, I don't have any katuray in our garden, I only use what I have. I got lucky for buying seeds and got some from my mom's friend. maybe when I get the chance to buy it.
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Mar
I am sure there is a seller of seeds of that tree somewhere. Another tree you should find someday is Chaya or tree Spinach. it is more nutritious than moringga but sadly it is hard to find.
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@Sreekala (23616)
• India
14 Mar
If you receive much rain then you have to cover the stem like this. Excess rain may damage the stems. Hope you will succeed with the new technique.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @Sreekala Have experience this yourself? I hope it succeeds some day.
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@Sreekala (23616)
• India
15 Mar
@Letranknight2015 I have seen many places people take precautions this way. They also cover it when they do budding. It is not my own experiences but I learnt it by being observant
@shaggin (37317)
• United States
14 Mar
Maybe it will make all the difference good luck!
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @shaggin the instruction states that I should keep it sealed until the stems can be sustainable enough to grow on it's own.
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@TRBRocks420 (81196)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Mar
Hope it all works out nicely.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @TRBRocks420 yeah , lets hope so.
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@jstory07 (69265)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Mar
It will work out for you. Keep on trying.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @jstory07 If this works, maybe I won't have and put more stems in the future.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar
I can believe this. Once the water got into the stem it possibly rots it.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @JudyEv so you knew it? huhu how come you didn't tell me ( joke) oh, well it's never too late.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar
@Letranknight2015 It doesn't happen with all plants but I know some of my Mum's pot plants didn't like water down their stems.
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@BarBaraPrz (20553)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Mar
@JudyEv Your mum grew pot!?!
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@rakski (21088)
• Philippines
14 Mar
oh wow. that is something new. I hope that it will work though. My lettuce stem which I dipped in water did not grow. lol. I don't know what went wrong. lol
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• Philippines
14 Mar
Hello @rakski You can always buy seeds at either garden or hard ware in SM. do you have a picture, I like to see it. If you have seen my past pictures I converted a bottle tea into a pot.
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@rakski (21088)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@Letranknight2015 The lettuce I throw it but I will grow some again. I have some seeds here but I am still in need of pots. Lol. Some of my pots are from bottled soda and water. My lemon and calamansi are from natural fruit that I used and they are growing. I will take some pictures later
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• Philippines
15 Mar
@rakski I'm intrigue because I want to grow some lemons and calamansi as well. Looking forward to your pictures.
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@KrauseHome (35526)
• United States
15 Mar
Hope you can figure out how to make it grow better
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@allknowing (68826)
• India
14 Mar
I have planted a cutting of this plant and happy to see it growing well. I has several new shoots. Covering the top is mostly done if the stem is porous.
• Philippines
15 Mar
Hello @allknowing can you share it to me how you have grown your stem? Because I've had this problem for a while now.
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@allknowing (68826)
• India
15 Mar
@Letranknight2015 I just took a cutting from the other tree and planted it. You have to plant it slant and support it so that wind does not shake it before it takes root. No rocket science there (lol)
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• Philippines
15 Mar
@allknowing I didn't know but they were times the stems were slant. But for now it's growing steadily.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
17 Mar
time and again, our big moringa tree at the back is cut every 2 months. some branches are used to hook the clothes-wire up. then i noticed these 2 big branches of moringa that are standing on the soil are having new growing twigs and fresh and young leaves are sprouting. also we give some branches to our neighbors who ask for moringa leaves.