First of all, I was not born with a green thumb. In the past, every spring I would purchase a lot of plants. I bought marigolds, and petunias, and hyacinths, and packets of flower and vegetable seeds. The potted plants were diligently planted, the seeds were lovingly sown.
Within a matter of weeks, the gorgeous potted plants were showing signs of desertion, and the seeds decided that it really WAS nice and cozy in the ground, so - why poke your heads up into the hot sun? My efforts were futile - I felt frustrated - the entire enterprise was not frugal, and I gave up.
In subsequent years - oh,yes! I did it more than once - the potted plants got so smart, that they took a look at the home they were being taken to, and gave up the ghost right in the car! Needless to say, I was mortified, and had to cancel my speaking engagements at the local garden club.
When I planted my first Moringa seeds - they sprouted! The seedlings grew, and grew, and grew!
Hence, you will understand the first reason listed, below, about why I am so enthusiastic:
- I can grow Moringa
- The taste is like no other green leaves I have eaten
- It is a simple matter to collect enough for several servings
- The plants stay clean, and the leaves barely need rinsing
- For the most part, insects leave them alone
- They grow so fast it is hard to believe
- The nutrients packed into their little leaves are sufficient to sustain life
- In just the leaves, all of our 8 essential amino acids exist
- They do not spread out and choke out other plants
- In a few months, they put out pods and I have new Moringa seeds
These are merely a few of the reasons that I have a love affair with Moringa. I could write a book or two about it, but some other people have done a great job of that, so I'll just point you in their direction!