Sprouting seeds is easy. Place seeds in a jar and cover with gauze.
Cover seeds with water and leave to soak overnight.
Drain water through the gauze and stand the jar in bright light. Not sun, as this will dry the seeds out.
Thereafter, simply rinse the seeds with water and drain, every 8-10 hours until the seeds germinate and sprout.
Then enjoy their nutritious goodness any way you like.
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Fava beans can be stored frozen. Splice them in half, then remove the tough skin.
Boil rapidly for about a minute so they turn dark green.
Plunge them into iced water. Drain.
Pat them dry, then freeze !
1 Cup sourdough
1/2 Cup water
1 Cup flour
Mix and leave in container at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours.
1 Cup refreshed sourdough
2 Cups water
3-4 Cups wholewheat flour
Mix above ingredients, leave in mixing bowl at room temp. for 1/2 hour.
Add 1 teaspoon salt with a little water and mix.
Leave to stand at room temperature for 4-5 hours.
(If baking next day put in fridge after 2-2 1/2 hours.)
Shape sourdough + fold.
Cover with cloth and let rise for 2 hours at room temperature.
Last 1/2 preheat oven to 200-210 deg. C
Bake for 45-60 min.
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Hugelkultur or hill culture is simply growing what you want on hills or mounds created out of rough biomass to improve the soil, increase drainage and at the same time prevent the soil from drying out.
I added a galvanized wire mesh tube or cylinder which i plan to use as a trellis for climbing plants.
The middle of the tube will filled with garden clippings, kitchen waste and leaves to create a ‘wormhole’.
The wormhole will concentrate earthworm activity from where they will spread out to the rest of the mound.
I must say this Hugelkultur method really works ! Three months later and all the veggies I put into the mound are reaady for harvest..The beans that I sowed must still climb the trellis but I am ready to replace most of the veggies with the summer seedlings.
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.
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The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. The plants typically grow to 1–3 meters (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its … Continue reading