Aloe Vera juice

A few days ago I was gardening for the whole day leaving me very tired and with hurting hands and wrists.  I had to relocated my Pomelo Tree from the raised garden to a big pot to make way for my lime tree I just got from a local nursery (Pomelo’s can get very big, it can reach to a height of 25 feet and besides limes are expensive here in Sydney so I’m hoping next year I’ll be able to start harvesting the fruits instead of buying. Also, my seeds have germinated and these had to be transplanted onto the ground.

AloeVerajuice

I remembered from a youtube video I’ve watched and some articles Ive read recently on how good Aloe Vera juice is good for you, that its safe and easy to make yourself. Also since I have plenty of Aloe in my garden (they just keep on growing) and orange at hand I just thought to give it ago that evening. For full recipe, please see below.

To my surprise the following morning, the aches and pains I was feeling the night before were gone. Now, I’ve been drinking this juice for almost 3 weeks now and I am feeling good.

I never really took care of my Aloe Vera plant before, it was just in a pot getting pot bound and leggy as I never knew the full benefits of it apart from burn remedy and hair conditioner. I now take pride in my Aloe’s as it’s done me wonders, I’ve placed it in a nice pot and in the ground close to my backdoor for easy access.

Why is Aloe Vera a must in your garden:

It’s so easy to grow, very hardy and it will produce new aloes for you in no time

Aloe Vera has an anti-inflammatory effect

Helps with digestive issues including; irregularity diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and heartburn.

Helps remove toxic substances in the body.

Promotes healthier heart

Strengthen your immune system due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Also It contains B complex vitamins      B1, B2, B6 and B12 as well as vitamins A, C and E.

And many more….

Aloe Vera juice ingredients

1 Aloe Vera leaf

1 whole orange or 1 ½ cup of orange juice

½ cup of water

Ice cubes or ½ cup water

Steps:

Make sure the leaf is clean and cut out the edges of the leaf.

Peel the skin off the flesh (I start with the bottom skin to make it easier to peel off the gel) and make sure you hold on to the leaf as it gets slimy and slippery at this stage. To get to the flesh, filet the gel out of the inside and put aside.

Peel the washed orange, make sure most of the rind are removed and cut into 4 segments.

Place all ingredients in a blender until you can’t see any clumps and you are done!

Spring has arrived…

Persimmon Tree in buds

Persimmon Tree – now in buds

 

Spring has finally arrived! I bought this Persimmon tree last Autumn from my local nursery as a bare root. I always wait for Autumn as bare roots stock can cost up to 40% less – that means I can get more trees. But now, I’ve started to air propagate to cut down on cost and to my amazement, it grew!

Below is my propagated Gardenia, we had hail storm here a couple of months ago and it pretty much shredded all of the foliage of my plants. Luckily, these plants are resilient. I have a bay tree as well that I have propagated.

Gardenia

Getting back to my Persimmon Tree, I was a bit worried that this not survive as I did plant a Mango tree in the same spot last time and it had root rot due to too much rain. This time, I have dugged the hole deeper, added alot of green waste and made sure the tree was raised and SUCCESS, it’s budding now and I cant wait to see the fruits to develop!

Thank you for reading! I’ll make another post on how to air propagate your trees for sharing, to save money or to clone (not sure if that;s the right word) your favourite tree