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.
Progress after two weeks !
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Four new ducklings on the farm
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.
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 cayanne pepper
1t cummin powder
1T coriander powder
salt + pepper
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.
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.
You can serve falafal with a tzatziki or coleslaw on a pita or wrap !