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    Seeds? 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?
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 25, 2009
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      Seeds?
      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?
      Facing West?
      frances


      From: Michael Meredith
      Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:10 AM
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [fukuoka_farming] moringa


      I would like some seeds as well, if anyone has a few.
      Michael.....USA......

      Dear Linda,

      Thank you for being so kind to write me. I need lots of help for this
      project.

      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
      also
      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
      60F,
      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
      get more.
      Can you help me find an affordable source. I would like to grow a hedge
      between my
      driveway and the neighbor's to replace a dead one so that I would have an
      unlimited
      supply of seed of course I leave after Christmas so that desired hedge can
      not help
      me this trip.

      Huggs and my best wishes,
      Bobby Ray

      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
      > fast
      > 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
      > too
      > heavy!
      >
      > For trees you can use dirty wash water as well so there will always be
      > some...
      >
      > 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
      > would
      >
      > 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
      > starter
      > supply to see if I can grow it here in the Southern California desert hills
      > where
      > 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
      > in
      > Arizona at a friend's flower farm. Would flowers be a good cash crop in
      > India?
      >
      > 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
      > this
      > 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
      > be
      > > 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
      > India
      > > > 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
      > parts
      > > > of India?
      > > >
      > > > Thank you.
      > > > Gloria, Texas





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