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Re: [pfaf] Of all the plants that should be in pfaf... where's the moringa tree?

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  • The Organic Fanatic
    I was wondering if moringa can be planted in zone 5b. I use the leaf for tea. It s really good for you but I would like to have my own supply.
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 7, 2009
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      I was wondering if moringa can be planted in zone 5b. I use the leaf
      for tea. It's really good for you but I would like to have my own
      supply.

      On 3/7/09, Mary <hawk.mistress@...> wrote:
      > I live in central Florida and we've had a couple of freezes, my
      > moringa's survived. Trying to get more going. I put the leaves in any
      > green veggie dish to up the nutrition. They tend to dissolve so you
      > really don't taste them. Some people I know dry the leaves and use in
      > soups & stews as a thickner. One lady who raises goats grow them for
      > fodder.
      >
      > Whole heartedly agree, they are wonderful plants.
      >
      > Mary
      >
      > eptenke wrote:
      >> Hi all,
      >>
      >> I've just learned about moringa trees and am starting to grow some myself.
      >> I was surprised to see that they weren't in the pfaf database, and that
      >> they haven't been discussed on this list.
      >>
      >> Do your own research, but to put it simply, these things are nutritional
      >> powerhouses. There are charitable organizations that revolve around
      >> planting these trees for third-world villages to combat malnutrition.
      >> This tree would, in my opinion, deserve a place on the top 20 list, if not
      >> the top 5. Much of the plant is edible, and medicinal. The leaves have
      >> so many minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, etc... that one
      >> wonders how so much could be in this one plant.
      >>
      >
      >
    • Michael Porter
      Moringa trees are very sensitive to frost, --1 or 2 deg of frost will kill the part affected, -- ... From: The Organic Fanatic
      Message 2 of 6 , Mar 8, 2009
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        Moringa trees are very sensitive to frost, --1 or 2 deg of frost will kill the part affected, --

        --- On Sat, 3/7/09, The Organic Fanatic <theorganicfanatic@...> wrote:

        From: The Organic Fanatic <theorganicfanatic@...>
        Subject: Re: [pfaf] Of all the plants that should be in pfaf... where's the moringa tree?
        To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 6:44 PM






        I was wondering if moringa can be planted in zone 5b. I use the leaf
        for tea. It's really good for you but I would like to have my own
        supply.

        On 3/7/09, Mary <hawk.mistress@ verizon.net> wrote:
        > I live in central Florida and we've had a couple of freezes, my
        > moringa's survived. Trying to get more going. I put the leaves in any
        > green veggie dish to up the nutrition. They tend to dissolve so you
        > really don't taste them. Some people I know dry the leaves and use in
        > soups & stews as a thickner. One lady who raises goats grow them for
        > fodder.
        >
        > Whole heartedly agree, they are wonderful plants.
        >
        > Mary
        >
        > eptenke wrote:
        >> Hi all,
        >>
        >> I've just learned about moringa trees and am starting to grow some myself.
        >> I was surprised to see that they weren't in the pfaf database, and that
        >> they haven't been discussed on this list.
        >>
        >> Do your own research, but to put it simply, these things are nutritional
        >> powerhouses. There are charitable organizations that revolve around
        >> planting these trees for third-world villages to combat malnutrition.
        >> This tree would, in my opinion, deserve a place on the top 20 list, if not
        >> the top 5. Much of the plant is edible, and medicinal. The leaves have
        >> so many minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, etc... that one
        >> wonders how so much could be in this one plant.
        >>
        >
        >















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