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ORGANIC FARMING BY JOHN THE FARMER .

John the Farmer went up the Swartberg pass!

PassRecently re-opened after flood damage, the Swartberg pass was built in 1887 by Thomas Bain. It connects the Little karoo to the Groot Karoo through the majestic Swartberg mountains. It is 24km of gravel road barely wide enough for two cars to pass. A favourite for mountain bikers.

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Seven new duckies on the allotment.

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Seven new duckies on the allotment !

Appropriately named call ducks: So cute at this stage before they start quacking and tearing into the succulents…

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.