Re: [fukuoka_farming] moringa
Did you say seeds?
How long would they last?
I have to build some sort of green house for these.
Would the plant grow indoors in a sunny bay window?
From: Michael Meredith
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:10 AM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] moringa
I would like some seeds as well, if anyone has a few.
Thank you for being so kind to write me. I need lots of help for this
I think yours is a wonderful suggestion. I had thought of using moringa for
many things even as a primary rabbit food and wanted to try that. I had
thought of Kudzu.
I welcome any other suggestions as well. Seems as in the areas I am
going to in India it once in a decade gets less than 50F and rarely below
Freezing is not a problem. I would really like to get some moringa started.
I got 13 VERY funny looking seeds someone called Moringa and I would love to
Can you help me find an affordable source. I would like to grow a hedge
driveway and the neighbor's to replace a dead one so that I would have an
supply of seed of course I leave after Christmas so that desired hedge can
me this trip.
Huggs and my best wishes,
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 12:22 AM, Linda Shewan <linda_shewan@ yahoo.com. au>wrote:
> Hi Bobby Rae,
> A good thing to grow would be Moringa oleifera trees - they grow really
> and are highly nutritious. See this article for more details
> http://www.enviro org.au/article_ moringaTree. asp - it has 7 times the
> vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the calcium in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in
> carrots, 2 times the protein in milk and 3 times the potassium in bananas.
> This one tree will help them become self sufficient and I believe it grows
> all over India. Doesn't like frost but I believe it will resprout from the
> ground if frosted off - testing that this year but I think my frosts are
> For trees you can use dirty wash water as well so there will always be
> All the best, Linda
> From: fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com <fukuoka_farming% 40yahoogroups. com>
> [mailto:fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com<fukuoka_farming% 40yahoogroups. com>]
> On Behalf Of Robert Ray
> Sent: Sunday, 23 August 2009 6:13 AM
> To: fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com <fukuoka_farming% 40yahoogroups. com>
> Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Chia
> Dear Ninoo Pauls and other honored friends,
> I have been asked to help start a garden for folks running an orphanage.
> The hope is that once created that it would be of enough value that it
> be maintained and even expanded by those it would serve and not only help
> them with great food but also become an income source.
> The area I am interested in is the Kolar Gold Fields area of the Kolar
> district in
> Karnataka and also the nearby Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh. I have
> been asked
> if I could help a small girl's orphanage become self sufficient food wise
> and maybe even
> produce a cash crop. I was asked to do this because I have been involved in
> several aquaponics projects and they grow things with 90% less water.
> Someone suggested chia to me when I mentioned an interest in Spirulina.
> I am totally ignorant about chia. It is on my list of things to research.
> Spirulina is an interest but I am also ignorant of that and trying to get a
> supply to see if I can grow it here in the Southern California desert hills
> I live. I have been told that Spirulina is a miracle food for restoring
> health to
> malnourished folks and doing it more quickly than anything else.
> I appreciate any help. I figure my number one job will be to find
> sufficient water.
> Without water I can do nothing. I was thinking about rain barns like I saw
> Arizona at a friend's flower farm. Would flowers be a good cash crop in
> Thanks for asking your question to help me get started. ,
> Bobby Ray in the hot dry desert hills west of Hemet, California.
> ?? Ground nuts in India ... are they the same as peanuts??
> ?? What foods in the areas mentioned would be best to grow??
> ?? What are some favorite garden raised foods in this part of India??
> ??How would you handle this challenge?? I will have 3 or 4 months to make
> happen or get it started beginning in January. What would you bring if you
> were coming from the USA on an airplane??
> Thanks for asking your question to help me,
> Bobby Ray in hte hot dry desert hills west of Hemet, California.
> On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:03 AM, Ninoo Pauls <ninoopauls@gmail. com<ninoopauls% 40gmail.com>
> <mailto:ninoopauls% 40gmail.com <ninoopauls% 2540gmail. com>> > wrote:
> > Different parts of India has contrasting climatic conditions , it would
> > grateful for people to answer this question if the new member can specify
> > the exact location .
> > On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 7:42 AM, gloriawb <gloriawb@yahoo. com<gloriawb%40yahoo. com>
> <mailto:gloriawb% 40yahoo.com <gloriawb%2540yahoo .com>> <gloriawb%
> 40yahoo.com> >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > My honorable Indian friends/members:
> > >
> > > Would chia be a good cash crop in India? Does it grow everywhere in
> > > equally as well? What other crops would be a good choice?
> > >
> > > We have a new member here who would like to know. I told him there were
> > > some good Indian farmers from whom he could find good advice, including
> > on
> > > the right methods to use in growing them.
> > >
> > > Is there a particularly good time to sow using seedballs in various
> > > of India?
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> > > Gloria, Texas
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