Monthly Archives: June 2010

Picking last of the cherries.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HQEXL 30 June 2010 Picking last of the cherries. The birds almost stripped the cherry tree since yesterday. I picked ten pounds today and estimate the birds got around 20 pounds. Next year I will attempt some type of defense. … Continue reading

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Cooking Beets

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NPWQK 30 June 2010 Cooking Beets. Beets should be cooked without breaking the skin to prevent bleeding. Do not wash too vigorously, and leave the tap root on. Cover with water and gently boil until a fork penetrates the beet. … Continue reading

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Garden Produce Picked Today

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GWWWG 30 June 2010 Garden Produce Picked Today. Produce picked today, broccoli, Easter radish, beets, romaine lettuce, Bing cherries, early cabbage.This is the last of the Romaine lettuce of 12 plants. It was starting to bolt. All produce has no … Continue reading

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Rabbit in Live Trap

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SLABB 30 June 2010 Rabbit in Live Trap A half grown rabbit was captured in a live trap. The trap was baited with a piece of apple. The rabbit was set free about 10 km away in a bushy area … Continue reading

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Papaver somniferum, Red Peony Type

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PFJDT 30 June 2010 Papaver somniferum, Red Peony Type This is another opium poppy bloom. It has the appearance of a peony at first look. It is growing along the morning glory trellis. This bloom is one of my favorites. … Continue reading

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Bing Cherry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PYZBL 29 June 2010 Bing Cherry There is one Bing cherry tree in the garden. It was planted in 2007, purchased in a pot from a nursery. This is the first year that the fruit is abundant. The birds wreak … Continue reading

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Yucca Plant

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZGHZC 28 June 2010 Yucca Plant This plant is a perennial, and never needs watering. Every years it flowers and often has three or more flower spikes. Common names of Yucca glauca are small Soapweed, Great Plains yucca, Soapweed yucca, … Continue reading

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Shasta Daisy

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FYFDL 28 June 2010 Shasta Daisy This perennial clump returns in full bloom each year. The clump needs division from the center out about every four years. The center is liable to harbor unwanted insects.

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Papaver somniferum. One of the most beautiful types.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PYNGI 28 June 2010 Papaver somniferum. One of the most beautiful types. This is one of the many types of opium poppy. I consider it one of the most beautiful.

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Fruiting Mulberry Bush (Morus nigra)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KPBES 26 June 2010 Fruiting Mulberry Bush (Morus nigra) This mulberry bush produces a large quantity of pleasant tasting fruit. Most of the fruit is still unripe.The birds enjoy and are often visiting. The fruit is picked by placing a … Continue reading

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Dividing Rhubarb Plants

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AJCOQ 25 June 2010 Dividing Rhubarb Plants Four rhubarb plants were divided, since the stalks were getting to small. This bed has been in situ for about six years and they were crowded, and the harvested stalks were to small. … Continue reading

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Growing Vining Vegetables

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LCSZY 25 June 2010 Vining Vegetables Vining vegetable vegetation spreads widely, and can smother other plants in a main garden. My method of growing is to plant these types in a bed of their own on the normal lawn area. … Continue reading

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Basil

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BJULS 24 June 2010 Basil Four plants are grown and produces a large quantity of basil, until the first Fall frost. The plant requires no care and no insects attack in my garden.

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Beets (Detroit Red)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UNYWF 24 June 2010 Detroit Red Beets The first beets of the season were pulled today. Spacing carefully when planting allows for easy picking without tangled discards. The greens (tops) were also cooked. The row is 25 feet, which should … Continue reading

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Bing Cherry Tree

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EULCT 24 June 2010 Bing Cherry Tree The Bing cherry tree is laden with fruit this year. The fruit is not fully ripe. Robins love this fruit and do damage, but I suppose there are enough cherries for man and … Continue reading

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Live Animal Trap

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FNJET 23 June 2010 Live Animal Trap Two Live Animal traps were purchased today. The cost was $50.00 for both, since they were on sale. The purpose is to trap the few rabbits in my garden and transport a few … Continue reading

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Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CHAFD 23 June 2010 Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) One opium poppy is growing on the edge of compost heap. This is one of many types. Notice the thick. lettuce like appearance of the vegetation. All Papaver somniferum have this type … Continue reading

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Shirley Poppy

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OMGMW 22 June 2010 Shirley Poppies Shirley Poppy is the name given to an ornamental cultivar group derived from the European wild field poppy (Papaver rhoeas). Wikipedia. I have many poppies growing at random throughout the garden. They self seed … Continue reading

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Conserving and utilizing water in a garden

Conserving and utilizing water in a garden. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Rainwater 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 … Continue reading

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Romaine Lettuce

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XGUZW 22 June 2010 Romaine Lettuce This row of 12 plants of romaine lettuce were planted as seedlings in early May. Usually there is some bug damage. The five that have been pulled to date are perfect with no bug … Continue reading

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Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JVXAQ 21 June 2010 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) There are several elderberry bushes along my walking trail. The bushes are heavily laden with flowers and some fruit clusters are forming. It appears that, I am the only person pickling the fruit. … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Garden

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KXFPU 20 June 2010 Fruit and Vegetable Garden These are pictures to document the vegetable and fruit garden at this date. Not everything is ideal, but one seldom wins all with a garden. Potatoes, tomatoes, and cubits are all doing … Continue reading

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Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MLQHA 18 June 2009 Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts There is a set of leaves for each sprout formed along the stem. The bottom few leaves are removed to facilitate picking from the bottom to the top of the plant during … Continue reading

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Plant Trellis Supports

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FAZAT 17 June 2010 Plant Trellis Supports Various supports are required for plants. My practical system is based on material from the fencing section of any large hardware store. The parts are readily available, easy to fabricate and very strong. … Continue reading

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First head of Premium Crop Broccoli cut today

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EQSVQ 16 June 2010 First head of Premium Crop Broccoli cut today The small side heads will be allowed to mature. The head is perfect and no cides were used, and there was no bug damage. There is a total … Continue reading

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