It is always fun to write to you when it's raining!!
Please welcome the star of the last few weeks - the broccoli !! What, why, how much and how is it related to James Bond?
1. Broccoli, in Latin, means a limb, or a small branch. You only need to look at it to understand why.
2. It has been cultivated and in our kitchens for thousands of years. It appeared in the first cook book ever, by Apisius.
3. It is tasty, nutritional and worth while eating all parts of the organic broccoli: flower, stem (maybe lightly peeled) and leaves.
פוסטים שפורסמו בחודש 2011-01
It is always fun to write to you when it's raining!!להמשך קריאה >>
Hi and good week,
First of all, whoever wanted more dates, pleased be advised that we will get another delivery this week. If anyone wishes to join those who receive these great dates please notify me by Tuesday at 11:00 am.
Since recorded history, and probably before, the year was divided into agricultural seasons (there were once more farmers, and there were once many more organic farmers).להמשך קריאה >>
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On Tu B'shvat last year I wrote to you about green garlic. This year, there has not been enough rain and so the garlic has not developed sufficiently to harvest ... sad.
In our region we have had only about 40% of the average rainfall for the period. Last year when I wrote to you on Tu B'shvat, we had about 52% of the average rainfall for the same period, and it too was not a good year for rain. South of us the situation is worse. In the north the situation is better and fresh water falling from the sky reached about 70-80% of the period average.
The last months have been very confusing in terms of weather both for the plants and for me. It started to rain, stopped, it was cold, it was hot. I turned off the irrigation with great joy, turned it back on, turned it off with great hopes and disappointedly turned it on again .... I write to you now during a wintery rainy weekend. The drops are playing on the rooftop and from my window I see plants that are upright, in all shades of green, happy and smiling and strengthening from moment to moment.להמשך קריאה >>