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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 !
I First sunk this old bath….
I used a trellis as a border for the bed then wove slats into them. I then lined the trellis with bidem to hold the soil and filled the bed with soil.
The Water Feature is now filled with plants and the bed is ready for planting!
Still to come is a submersible pump and fountain..
1) Take a half drum and drill holes in the bottom for drainage.
2) Place sticks or stones in the bottom to help with drainage. (You don’t want the holes clogging up with muck.)
3) Place a layer leaves on top of the sticks.
4) Alternately layer newspaper and leaves. Remember to water thoroughly between layers. The newspaper will keep the leaves from drying out and the worms will eat the newspaper.
5) Add worms. You can dig them up in your garden especially after rain. This is where you recycle bad news into good news !
6) Add kitchen scraps. Worms will compost most scraps except for citrus peels.
7) I used this old trolley to stand the farm on, and placed a tray underneath to collect the worm tea.
8) The worm tea is an excellent compost that can be used directly in the nursery or on your veggies. Remember not to let your worm farm dry out.
Happy Worm Farming!
Today John the Farmer made a salad from organic ingredients.
Cos lettuce, Wasabi mustard, whole baby Beetroot, Dandelion greens, Garlic Chives, Mint, Radishes and Nasturtium flowers.
Added chopped Olives and dressed with Olive Oil, Balsasmic vinegar and seed mix.