Category Archives: ORGANIC PRODUCE

ORGANIC FARMING BY JOHN THE FARMER .

Today John the Farmer is germinating an avo pit.

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Remove and clean pit. Make sure the narrow end points up. Don’t remove the brown skin.

Insert 3-4 toothpicks into the pit around the equator at a slight angle so that the pit rests in the water of your cup/ bowl/ glass.

Remember to top up with water as required.

Your Avocado pit will first root then shoot will appear.

Wait till young sapling has a few sets of leaves before transplanting out so that the top of the pit just sticks above ground.

Avocado’s are monoecious so they have both male and female flowers which don’t open at the same time so one should plant at least two nearby.

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Progress after two weeks !

 

 

 

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Today John the Farmer is processing mustard seed

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Garden Scenes at TowerkopNursery this Summer.

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Four new duckies on the farm.

 

Four new ducklings on the farm

Four new ducklings on the farm

Today John the Farmer harvested pea seed pods !

Dried pea pods

Dried pea pods

Today John the Farmer harvested dried pea seed pods for next season’s planting. Originals were from Prince Charles’s duchy organic range.

Today John the Farmer visited Nelson Mandela Bay.

Grass Roof

Grass Roof

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Succulent Garden

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Succulent Garden

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Succulent collection

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Succulent Nursery

John the Farmer’s falafal recipe

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falafal

Ingredients:

2 Cups Dried chickpeas soaked over-night. (if you don’t have a meat grinder you can use canned chickpeas)

50ml Olive Oil

30ml Lemon juice

2 cloves garlic

2 green chillies

1 medium onion

1 medium green pepper

1t paprika

1t cayanne  pepper

1t cummin powder

1T coriander powder

salt + pepper

Ground falafal

Ground falafal

Once you have ground the chickpeas add the finely chopped onion, garlic, green chilli and green pepper.

Add the spices.

Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly.

Add the olive oil and lemon juice.

falafal balls

falafal balls

Roll the mixture into balls and eihter deep fry them or fry in a shallow pan, turning them often, until golden brown.

You can freeze falafal balls and fry them directly when needed.

Fried falafal

Fried falafal

falafal wrap

falafal wrap

You can serve falafal with a tzatziki or coleslaw on a pita or wrap !