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Title: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: ModernSurvival on December 11, 2009, 01:33:29 PM
Okay the video shows me how to grow them, the PDFs on the bonus CD give a lot of info on both but where do I get seeds for both of these?
Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on December 11, 2009, 07:02:30 PM
Moringa (http://www.ilovemoringa.com/buyseeds.html)

Leucaena (http://www.getprice.com.au/Leucaena-Glauca-organic-seeds-up-to-1-gram-home-garden-pack-Gpnc_583--40259956.htm)

Two I found with my lightning fast google-fu... :D
Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: forestgarden on December 17, 2009, 11:10:01 AM
The two main places I've gotten both Moringa and Leuceana seeda from are ECHO Seedbank www.echonet.org (http://www.echonet.org), and from the folks at World Hunger Relief www.worldhungerrelief.org (http://www.worldhungerrelief.org).  I've noticed Moringa seeds are easier to find with several other online sources such as seedman.com, or even eBay.com.  Shop around though, and of course bulk is always less expensive. 

I start seeds in March or April inside.  They get transplanted out when seedlings are between 6" and 12" tall - around May.  I am going to try propagating from cuttings this year. 

Note that both of these plants are going to do best in more southern locations - I've seen them doing well up near Dallas, TX, but I am not sure how much further north they will be useful, unless in a greenhouse situation of course.  BTW, I believe that greenhouses are a critical element to almost every food production system regardless of where you are.  Every bio-region has different reasons why to use greenhouses.  While researching sustainable living in Central America I was stunned to see how much they used green houses - to keep the water off the gardens.  Greenshouses are not a sustainable forever technology, but there is a ton of old sliding glass doors (made of safety glass) available to use for a long time. 

I am looking forward to living in a colder climate so I can explore plants, animals, and strategies specifically for growing in those conditions, but that is another project..

Always on the lookout for good home businesses, I think propagating both leuceana and mornnga is a niche where you could do well.  Useful or food producing plants is a good business overall. 

Marjory


Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: LvsChant on January 01, 2010, 10:06:37 PM
Marjory,

Just a thought... if you have the capability to save leuceana seeds, there would seem to be a great market for them. It would be a great benefit if you offered them at your site!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: ModernSurvival on January 02, 2010, 09:48:04 AM
Marjory,

Just a thought... if you have the capability to save leuceana seeds, there would seem to be a great market for them. It would be a great benefit if you offered them at your site!

Thanks!

I think that is a great idea, I would buy some, like now.  ;)

Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: jm_sol on August 18, 2012, 12:30:08 PM
yipeee skipee got my seeds in the mail this week for the morenga. hoping to have them growing soon. planning to supplement the future chickens feed with the leaves. hoping to also harvest seeds for growing more in greenhouse setting at our farm in SW arkansas.

has anyone any advice for starting these in august heat Houston area?
Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: fred.greek on August 18, 2012, 10:40:05 PM
Moringa leaves, as chicken feed?  Run a web search about the value of moringa as a “multi vitamin” for people.  The leaves are edible raw or cooked, the pods are edible, the roots also.  Note, moringa can be “cloned” from a cutting of a stem of about ½ inch in diameter. 
Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: suburbindigenous on November 27, 2012, 01:15:54 PM
Got my plant from a local farmer's market. I will be taking cuttings when it gets bigger and might be selling some of plants on eBay :)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xaI-ahxNJ5U/ULFSJeLFpqI/AAAAAAAAAfg/br88drtizpg/s1600/DSC_0173_Moringa.JPG)
Title: Re: Seed for Morenga and Leucaena
Post by: microdevil45 on November 27, 2012, 05:27:23 PM
Moringa leaves, as chicken feed?  Run a web search about the value of moringa as a “multi vitamin” for people.  The leaves are edible raw or cooked, the pods are edible, the roots also.  Note, moringa can be “cloned” from a cutting of a stem of about ½ inch in diameter.

I am currently in the process of finding a correct mixture for both my rabbits, chickens, and fish as well one for my family.  In the future I might try to find a mixture for my goats as well.  But with all the nutritional goodness of this plant it shouldn't be hard.  I will post when I get closer.