Originally Posted by DesertChic
I've been trying to get my Moringa seeds to germinate and grow for a few weeks now with no luck. I've tried growing them in coconut coir, potting soil and compost but they just won't sprout. What am I doing wrong?
I've had the best luck by carefully peeling the outer casing from the seeds. They are less likely to mold in the next step if the seed coat is off. Wrap the clean seeds in a damp paper towel. Put the wrapped seeds in a Ziploc bag and place them someplace very warm. They love heat! If it's below 90 degrees I don't get as good germination. If you have an egg incubator that would be perfect! Check daily for sprouting. As soon as you see sprouting get them into the ground if it's warm enough out or into gallon pots if it's too cold and place them somewhere warm If its below 60 at night it's too cold for seedlings outside. Until the seedlings emerge from the soil they don't have to have light, but as soon as they do they will need sun or a grow light. Full sun is best.
Originally Posted by aviddamy
I am seriously considering a moringa forest in my backyard. It's full sun and I need more shade. I'm hoping to find a few to plant soon.
We always need shade here! Can't wait to see your forest.