Friday, April 19, 2019

Summer 2019 Farm Updates

A few months back, we planted lemongrass in between some of our moringa trees. We have started  harvesting, drying, and processing some of these lemongrass leaves into loose leaf flakes and tea bags, and we will be posting them soon on our SHOP, so please check it out for updates. :)

A few things about lemongrass: Lemongrass is a perennial plant. Like the moringa, it is also a sun-loving, drought-tolerant plant. It contains the natural oil citronella, known for its pest and insect repelling properties. In the Philippines, lemongrass is known as "tanglad," and its leaves are traditionally used in cooking.

We planted lemongrass in our farm as one of the natural methods to manage pests. 
Speaking of drought, Palawan is one of the provinces suffering from the impact of the dry spell, and we’re already feeling the effects in our farm since March. According to the weather bureau, the effects of El Nino will be felt until June this year. 
Despite the extremely hot weather condition, we are still relieved to see our trees bearing moringa fruit and growing leaves.

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