Just this year, while studying various methods of self-sufficiency, I found a very interesting tree. It’s called the moringa tree. This thing grows a foot every month, has more nutrients than like 5 vegetables combined, and the powder of the seeds purify water.
It’s crazy how powerful this tree is. It even lives through drought and can handle extreme heat. The only downfall it has is that it can’t handle freezing temps at all.
The good thing is that all the areas that need this kind of power grower, aka 3rd world countries close to the equator, have the perfect climates to grow this tree. If only more of them knew about it.
The leaves also loose very little nutrition even after cooking, and tastes like spinach, so I’m told.
I bought 100 seeds to start growing them. I was told they are “fickle” sprouters. So I have plenty. I planted 8 seeds in 2 pots figuring only a couple would grow.
Turns out all 8 sprouted. But then we had hail hit and 4 of them were cut down in their prime, poor guys.
But then all 4 that were cut down grew again as 2 trunks. Wow, these things are tough. Now I decided to split them into 8 pots. But I made up the soil wrong and ended up with a muddy mess. 3-5 of them looked like they were going to drown and die for several days.
But they all have green leaves now. It’s unbelievable. These trees are invincible. Freezing must be their only kryptonite. I’ll be keeping you up to date on the progress of these amazing little plants.
I have the pots covered in mulch to help retain water going forward. Only time will tell. They normally grow about a foot per month. The first month of their lives has been tough so we’ll see if they can catch up.