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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
Blanching of beans:
Remove beans from pods
1) Prepare a bowl of ice water with ice cubes
2) Rapidly boil water in a frying pan/ pot
3)Blanch beans in boiling water for 1min. (Beans go bright green)
4) Plunge beans in ice water
5) Drain beans and freeze on a tray in a single layer
6) Once frozen, store in zip lock bags.
7) Simply defrost beans and use as needed.