Monthly Archives: September 2010

Watermelon Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FVEMZ 30 September 2010 Watermelon The watermelon patch produced eleven fruit. Some were eaten raw and others given to neighbors. Juice was made from two. The melon was cut into small pieces and boiled for about ten minutes to make … Continue reading

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Russian Blue Potatoes Fall Planting

http://durgan.org/2010/September%202010/29%20September%202010%20Russian%20Blue%20Potatoes%20Fall%20Planting/HTML/ 29 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes Fall Planting Noticing over the last few years that potatoes missed when digging in the Fall are in perfect condition, and start growing early in the Spring, I decided to determine if a … Continue reading

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Preparing Garlic Bed

http://durgan.org/2010/September%202010/28%20September%202010%20Preparing%20garlic%20bed./HTML/ 28 September 2010 Preparing garlic bed. A garlic bed was prepared for planting about the 20 of October to allow the garlic to overwinter. It is a raised bed 8 feet by 8 feet, which will contain over 200 … Continue reading

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Boca Noir Grapes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UONHC 21 September 2010 Boca Noir Grapes There is one vine in my garden. It produced 11 pounds of cleaned grapes, which I consider an excellent yield. The grapes were perfectly ripe. The cluster harbors earwigs, and some other small … Continue reading

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Long Gourd (Cee Gwa)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HVUSR 20 September 2010 Long Gourds These were grown by accident. I thought they were sponge gourd, but they are pretty anyway. The longest is about 45 inches long, far from any record. Other names: Luffah, Chinese okra, Dishcloth Gourd, … Continue reading

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Tomato Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FMOHK 18 September 2010 Tomato Juice The tomato season is coming to a close, so the scarred and damaged tomatoes were collected, trimmed and juice was made. There was also some Okra available, so it was added. For liquid processing … Continue reading

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Making Carrot Juice.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OVOGA 16 September 2010 Making Carrot Juice. The carrots are finished for this year, and to utilize the pristine remainder, it was decided to make carrot juice. Storage has been tried in the past and the quality deteriorates so much … Continue reading

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Viking Potatoes Harvested

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZLDZE 15 September 2010 Viking Potatoes Harvested The Viking is a beautiful white tuber. The yield per plant is low in number, but the tubers are quite large. This is a welcome addition to any garden. The yield is 33 … Continue reading

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Chieftain Potatoes Harvested.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RUDKB 15 September 2010 Chieftain Potatoes Harvested. Chieftain is the king of the six types that I grow. The largest tuber was two pounds, and it was not hollow in the center. The tubers are prolific and very large.

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Alaska Sweetheart Potatoes Harvested

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MNCMQ 15 September 2010 Alaska Sweetheart Potatoes Harvested The tubers are small and the yield of 17 pounds from seven plants is low, but may be typical, but the potatoes are excellent quality, and are utilized whole as small potatoes. … Continue reading

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Agria Potatoes Harvested

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ATRDM 15 September 2010 Agria Potatoes Harvested Potatoes were harvest for Winter storage. This depicts the Agria, which is a fine quality potato. There was no damage with any of the potatoes and very few were discarded. They will be … Continue reading

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Okra (Clemson Spineless)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TRKPF 11 September 2010 Okra (Clemson Spineless) The garden was neglected for three weeks and the Okra produced extensively. The okra was too large for ordinary use, being somewhat fibrous, so the fruit was frozen to make soft and boiled … Continue reading

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Concord Grapes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KFLCT 11 September 2010 Concord Grape One plant in the fifth year produced 30 pounds of excellent quality grapes. The fruit was processed into 15 liters of juice with about a quarter of the juice being processing water. The grapes … Continue reading

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Russian Blue Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FBQWE 11 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes. Ten plants were grown and the average weight was 3.2 lbs per plant. The smallest yield was 2 lbs and the largest 5 pounds per plant. From previous years three pounds per plant … Continue reading

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Yukon Gold Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BKWAI 11 September 2010 Yukon Gold Test Box Potatoes Yukon Gold Potatoes were harvested today. A total weight of 23.5 pounds was harvested from the 4 by 4 foot test area. The quality is excellent. Another plant could probably be … Continue reading

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