Grow your own moringa tree in a pot
Moringa is an extremely nutritious plant, with loads of vitamins and minerals. It’s also easy to grow in your garden or in a pot. Here’s how:
Choose your pot
The first step in growing moringa in a pot is to choose the right pot. Make sure the pot has a depth of at least 16-18 inches, so that the roots have enough space. Also, it should have a drainage hole in the bottom, so that excess water can drain away.
Prepare the soil
Fill the pot with a potting soil mix that is suitable for moringa. A good mix typically contains perlite, compost and a bit of sand. Make sure the soil is moist but not waterlogged.
Plant your moringa
Once the soil is in the pot, you can plant your moringa tree. Carefully place the tree in the pot and cover the roots with soil. Make sure the root system is totally covered, and press down the soil firmly.
Caring for your moringa
Now that your moringa is planted, there are a few things you need to do to keep it healthy. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind:
Water: Keep the soil of your moringa evenly moist but not soggy. Water your tree regularly, making sure it gets enough but not too much water.
Sunlight: Your moringa tree will need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Make sure to place it in a spot where it will get enough sun.
Fertilizer: Feed your moringa every two weeks with a diluted liquid fertilizer. Make sure the fertilizer is suitable for moringa trees.
Harvesting: You can start harvesting the leaves and pods of your moringa tree when it reaches a height of about 3-4 feet.
Growing moringa in a pot is an easy and rewarding way to get your hands on this nutritious, vitamin-packed plant. You can get started with just a pot, some soil and a moringa tree, and soon you’ll be harvesting your own moringa leaves.