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Seedbeds at the Moshi Mpingo Plot. After much experimentation, this method of propagating mpingo seeds has been determined to be the most efficient and productive. In our earlier work, mpingo seeds were just scattered over soil and covered with leaves and kept moist. But now, these raised seed beds filled with fine, sifted soil have proven to produce a much more prolific and controlled germination of seeds. The mpingo seeds, in their dried, flattened seed pod are broken in half, and pressed into the soil vertically, with the broken edge down. The seedbeds are then kept moist under the sunshade screening in the nursery shelter buildings. Sprouting takes about 10-14 days. 7 April  2008.

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