Plant a guild of tomatoes, basil and marigolds for a flavorful and pest-free crop.
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Today John the Farmer planted up Tomato + Sweet basil seedlings.
Today John the Farmer is fermenting some herbs.
Sceletium tortuosum is a rare succulent plant that has medicinal properties that relieves anxiety and lifts depression in those with a serotonin imbalance.
It is used by the first people of South Africa, the Khoikhoi and the San during hunting expeditions as it reduces appetite and increases stamina.
It can be chewed, drank as tea or snuffed with different effects according to the method taken.
It is prepared traditionally by fermenting and then drying the herb.
It occurs in the karroo regions of the western cape, typically growing prostrate under the shade of other bushes and trees.
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Tagged herbs, Indigenous plants, Medicinal plants, Succulents
Today John the farmer planted up winter seedlings.
Today I am planting up kale, wasabi mustard, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, parsley and spinach for sale at Towerkop Nursery.
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Tagged herbs, Organic farming, Plants, Sustainable, vegetables
Aloe ferox tapping in the Little Karoo.
Aloe tappers near Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo arrange the cut aloe leaves in a ring around a depression in the ground lined with plastic. Aloin sap flows from the aloe leaves and is collected in the plastic. It is then boiled and reduced to a resinous form taken as a laxative and for arthritis.
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Tagged Africa, herbs, Medicinal plants, organic, Plants, Succulents
Today John the Farmer is processing mustard seed
Spring daisies in bloom at Towerkop Nursery.
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Tagged Africa, flowers, herbs, Horticulture, organic, Spring