Monthly Archives: February 2010
Garden Journal 2010. Garden is 0.4 acres with several beds of fruit and vegetables,in Zone 5B, Brantford, Ontario, Canada. The Journal is mostly pictures with a short explanation.The Journal is updated daily depending upon something of interest appearing. I add … Continue reading
Knee Pads with accordion flex that don’t slip down the leg in use. Knee pads are indispensable in the garden. For years the pads sold were almost useless, since they always slipped down the leg in use. This type depicted … Continue reading
Cold Room in Basement. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ADLKS 30 August 2009 Cold Room Construction Cold room construction in the utility room in the basement. Purpose is for storing garden produce. Potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, beets, etc. This is the cold room built in … Continue reading
The Small Roto-tillers. My Experience. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PBNJL 26 May 2008 Planting Redhaven peach Tree. Honda in action. These small machine reduces the labor for backyard gardening by a guess-a-mate of about 80%. Small Cultivators Honda FG110G. I bought mine last year … Continue reading
Beets 17 April 2009 Beets (Detroit) Pictures depicting the method used. Applicable for most seeds. A layer of non-perforated toilet paper, available from a janitorial supplier, is laid in a a row and if wind is blowing large nails are … Continue reading
21 September 2009 Shed Roof Replacement with Suntuf Panels. In 2004 a shed was build and typical PVC panels was used for the roof. Similar to Palruf, but am not certain of the name at this time. It may even … Continue reading
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LDVDG 8 October 2009 Planting Garlic (Allium sativum, Hard neck) Planted using 2009 best and largest cloves. Seventy five cloves were planted for the main harvest. Forty five bulblets from another garden, and fifteen one year old cloves, which grew … Continue reading
Goji berry, Chinese Wolfberry, Lycium barbarum The Chinese Wolfberry pods were planted on 10 February 2008. Due to ignorance the whole pod was planted, but it is only necessary to plant one seed per plant. They were thinned and the … Continue reading
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Combed Building a New Garden Bed. General overview of preparing a garden bed which is basically grass covered to begin. The various operations are simplified with the right tools. Most can be rented at a reasonable cost, if the size … Continue reading
Spray can for garden use. This spray can is made from a propane tank. It uses compressed air to propel the liquid. It is an improvement over the manual pump up commercial tanks in my jaundiced opinion. Construction is described … Continue reading
Asparagus Bed. 16 May 2008 Making Asparagus bed. Note: An asparagus bed is a long term effort. It should last many years, and the third year full Spring harvest should commence.. The bed is 41 inches by 102 inches by … Continue reading
Crosne (Stachys affinis) Final Harvesting and Processing. Crosne were dug a total weight of 15 pounds from the row, around 40 plants. Seven liters of the crosne were pickled in vinegar for future use, and a liter was left out … Continue reading
Blender Vitamins Juice Fiber http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WVDXP Blender Vitamins Juice Fiber Pictures of the process Various fruit and vegetables are cut into pieces and blended to make juice. I use enough water to blend easily, and to make the juice liquid enough … Continue reading
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HSTRY New Type Tomato Plant Support This support at first look appears to be ideal for supporting tomato plants in the home garden. The ring is 9 inches in diameter and diameter is about 1/8 inch and is stiff and … Continue reading
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RSTWH 14 September 2008 Making Soy Milk Using this home method, at least one knows what they are drinking. It is a simple procedure.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ILHQI 14 December 2008 Natto Making at Home A simple method of making Natto, fermented soil beans, which supposed to have beneficial nutritional benefits. Eating is an acquired experience.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ATJFY 23 September 2008. Soy milk and Tofu making. A simple method of making tofu. Pictures depict the method.
Processing Soy Beans. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HQSOJ 31 August 2009 Processing soy beans Soy bean constitute a portion of my diet. Breakfast consists of a bowl of soy beans and a bowl of oats. Soy beans are prepared for about a seven day … Continue reading
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZELNG 21 August 2009 How a Potato Plant Grows Potato growing test box was opened today. The pictures literally speak for themselves. Clearly there is no advantage in carrying out excessive hilling when growing potatoes. The purpose of hlling is … Continue reading
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GBTPU 28 May 2009 Watering Plant Roots. This method gets water to the root area of the plants. The hydraulic effect of the water makes pushing the wand into the ground effortless. The device is made by cutting off the … Continue reading
Weed Puller 6 May 2009 Weed Puller. This marvelous device is utilized for pulling weeds, mostly dandelions. It actually works and is effortless to use. Price $29.95. Don’t leave home without it.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XHGLB 8 April 2009 Downspout Rainwater Pictures indicating a simple, practical method of utilizing downspout rainwater. Barrels cost 15 dollars and all parts and tools are readily available. Any urban downspout system must address the overflow problem during rainfall. The … Continue reading