Monthly Archives: May 2010

Honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RMTRE 15 May 2010 Honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’ This pretty shrub flowers yearly and there were actually two bees humming around the flowers. There is no scent to the flowers. No bugs attack this plant.

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Preparing Soybeans.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IFVNI 13 May 2010 Preparing Soybeans Soybeans are the best source of vegetative protein available. This pictures depict the method of preparation for one person for about ten days. There are many method of utilizing soy beans, but this method … Continue reading

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Radish Sparkler White Tip – Eight days germination

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VKRLE 13 May 2010 Radish Sparkler White Tip – 8 days germination The last week has been cool and wet. Night temperatures have been about 4 C and the daytime probably around 12 C. This indicates radishes prefer cool weather … Continue reading

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Black Softwood Chip Mulch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NGFBO 10 May 2010 Black softwood chip mulch This black softwood chip mulch is used in the front gardens and it has the appearance at a distance of black earth. It is preferred to the bright chip mulch, but the … Continue reading

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Everbearing Strawberry Plants

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BUYPT 10 May 2010 Strawberry Plants Fifteen Everbearing Strawberry plants were placed in the garden. The plants were very healthy in appearance and in individual pots. The area selected was where I have horseradish planted, which will be removed in … Continue reading

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Adding Mulch to the Garden

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TBJMF 5 May 2010 Laying Softwood Mulch. The mulch is sold for bedding for domestic animals. It is made from softwood, and I decided to use it for mulch this year. It is easy to lay and appears to be … Continue reading

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Transplanting Tomato Plants

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FYUWO 4 May 2010 Transplanting Tomato Plants These plants were purchased from a local supplier, since I was away and could not grow my own. The plants were root bound, so I decided to transplant into larger containers, since the … Continue reading

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Planting Horseradish

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CTRRR 4 May 2010 Planting Horseradish The larger horseradish was planted in 2009, and left for digging this year. The other two in the containers were a portion of root buried in the ground to over Winter. Usually I treat … Continue reading

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Peas planted along 4 by 8 concrete reinforcing wire

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GRMTG 4 May 2010 Peas planted along 4 by 8 concrete reinforcing wire Three 4 by 8 foot concrete reinforcing wire is used as a trellis. The wire is supported by steel fence posts spaced at four foot intervals. Plastic … Continue reading

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Compost supplied by the City

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IBWXM 4 May 2010 Compost supplied by the City of Brantford The City of Brantford supplies free compost during the month of May. I pick up about half a yard per day. This is about three and a half wheelbarrows … Continue reading

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Celery seedlings planted

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DHFNE 4 May 2010 Celery seedlings planted Two plants were grown in 2009, and they were excellent, and huge about one foot in diameter, so this year five plants were sown. There was some space in the garlic bed so … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MLBEB 4 May 2010 Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) This plant was moved away from the house last year to give it some room to grow. The area is on the North side and is quite shady. This plant thrives in … Continue reading

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Planting: Cool Weather Vegetables.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RZMDI 3 May 2010 Spanish onions, Brussels Sprouts,Broccoli, Romain lettuce, Parsley, Cabbage. These cool weather crops were purchased from a local supplier and were planted in the garden. I was away so did not have the opportunity of starting in … Continue reading

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Garlic Growth

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QBBMV 1 May 2010 Garlic (Allium sativum, Hard neck) This garlic was planted on the 9 October 2009. The wood mulch was about two to three inches deep, and the plants emerged with no difficulty. The growth is exceptional and … Continue reading

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Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SQBJY 2 May 2010 Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) This common Spring wildflower was dug from a marshy area and planted in a wet area in my garden about five years ago. The flowers are very bright, intense yellow. The plant … Continue reading

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Radish (Sparkler White Tip)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LYPQY 2 May 2010 Planting Radish Sparkler White Tip. The usual method of planting on roll paper was utilized. Procedure is to lay a row of commercial toilet paper along the row. If it is windy, which is usual the, … Continue reading

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Detroit Red Beets Planted

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FBGIK 2 May 2010 Detroit Red Beets Planted. Procedure is to lay a row of commercial toilet paper along the row. If it is windy, which is usual the, paper is held in place with spikes. the paper is wetted … Continue reading

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Carrots Planted

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XJEKO 2 May 2010 Carrots Planted Procedure is to lay a row of commercial toilet paper along the row. If it is windy, which is usual the, paper is held in place with spikes. the Paper is wetted and the … Continue reading

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Crosne (Stachys affinis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BKEWM 2 May 2010 Crosne (Stachys affinis) planted Crosne tubers were stored in a garden soil, filled pot to overwinter outdoors. The tubers were in excellent condition, and some had sprouted, indicating that they could probably be planted in April … Continue reading

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Planting Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CMERX 2 May 2010 Planting Potatoes A kilogram of five varieties were selected. Five rows, about eight inches deep, and two feet between rows, was dug, and the tubers separated about a foot apart and lightly covered. The row length … Continue reading

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Early start for Cucumbers

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EXOKL 2 May 2010 Early start for cucumbers. The complete pot will be placed in the ground about 1 June. The plants will just be vining in about a month, and they will suffer no shock when placed carefully in … Continue reading

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Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OJVBY 1 May 2010 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) This early Spring plant is a perennial. The flowers last for about ten days, and the bright red is stunning. It is slow growing in my area, but the clump gets larger … Continue reading

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Garden Preparing Beds for Planting.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ONXEZ 1 May 2010 Garden Start. Garden beds were prepared for planting. The cover crop of red annual clover, which survived the Winter, was weed whacked to prevent clogging the rototiller tines. The clover was then rototiller to a depth … Continue reading

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