I call this one Lettuce on Agave (to anyone who doesn't know plants that will make absolutely no sense and I will seem completely nuts lol). I may not have raised beds yet but you better believe I have Lettuce! This stuff grows so well in pots and sometimes it works better because you can move it around to avoid it being munched by unwelcome bugs or going to seed if it gets too hot. Lettuce harvest to go with our dinner 🌿
Chives, wonderful chives! Chives are one of the most sought-after ingredients used for flavouring and garnishing recipes in many parts of the world, especially in the French and Mediterranean cuisines. They have subtle onion flavour, besides imparting bright green colour to the recipes. 🌱 Plant yours this weekend!!
The farm is far from being big. Indeed at around 12mx3m there is not really a lot to it at all. .
However in that space so far I have a fully matured apple tree, a not so matured orange tree and a midget lime tree, amongst other things.
The orange tree I planted about 3 years ago and closing the door to the farm left it while away for two years. Now back it's amazing to see it finally begin to fruit!
I use a lot of oranges, mostly as a slice in my Campari so this will come in most helpful ;)
Today the song to listen to is anything by Frankie Knuckles as it is an upbeat and disco funky fuckin' Friday!!
This is pure gold! It’s concentrated worm juice from the worm farm. Diluted 1:10 with water and fed to all the veggies. They loved it. Want to learn about worm farms, fertilisers and composting? Check out the gardening courses on our website.
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Greetings from Grow Dat Youth Farm, an urban farm and youth development program located in New Orleans, LA! Over the next few days, we will be sharing the many facets of our organization as we take over New Food Economy’s Instagram! Grow Dat employs nearly 100 New Orleans youth and young adults as they collaborate to grow 25,000 lbs of food for their community each season. For the past 8 years, Grow Dat has been a working model of a more just food system, where young people engage in rigorous work, while creating relationships across lines of difference. In addition to growing food and developing lasting connections, Grow Dat youth leaders cultivate public speaking and facilitation skills and learn to give and receive feedback in real time. The program has over 270 graduates who have helped to grow 120,000 lbs of produce for the people of New Orleans. Follow along over the next couple days to learn more about what we do!
So my Cape goosebury plants are still doing really well despite the recent frosts. I didn't expect still to be picking fruit well into November. Does anyone know if I can expect them to keep growing over the winter? It's my first year growing them
It might or might not surprise you to read that the first ever academic paper I submitted, during this (my first) semester at Uni, was written about Urban Food Production AKA Urban Agriculture 💚. .
Did you know 52% of Australians are growing some form of food🙌!
With population growth and urban sprawl challenging current food production systems and the environmental impact associated with agriculture and transportation no longer something we can ignore, conversations are now being had around the potential of urban developments and cities to become food producing spaces - think reduced food miles and access to locally grown, fresh produce.
This is our little home garden, here in Brisbane. It certainly doesn’t supply us with all we need but it has potential - especially now we have the ‘infrastructure’ to keep our resident possum out🙄! Yes it’s worth it because, there is just no substitute for the taste (and satisfaction) of biting into something you have grown and picked the same day it is consumed - swipe for example 👉🏻 and compliments to the Chef (aka Husband 😍). 🌱
So how about you. Do you grow some form of food at home? If yes, what do you grow - Herbs, veggies, fruit trees, bit of everything...really interested to hear your story! #2018Rediscover#ourlimecohome