Monthly Archives: October 2010

Making Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DRIXQ 27 October 2010 Making Juice Pictures depict making juice from produce that is readily available. The produce used varies with the Season, but melon and pineapple are available in my area all year around, and is always used. The … Continue reading

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Nasturtium

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SBJMG 25 October 2010 Nasturtium. This is the last of my flowers for the 2010 season. Nasturtiums thrive when the weather turns cool. The plant self seeds most years, and it at the base of a clematis plant. The raised … Continue reading

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Applying Compost to the Garden

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YGHNX 24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed This compost is supplied by the city. It was picked up in May 2010, one half yard per day. It was too late to apply in the Spring, so I stored … Continue reading

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Processing Dried Beans.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BCKVY 23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. A variety of dried beans purchased in bulk is very low in cost. This variety is a possible replacement for meat. Two cups (500 ml) enlarges to about four after cooking. The process … Continue reading

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Winterizing the Garden area

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AHEJP 20 October 2010 Winterizing the Garden area. The garden area has been winterized over the last few weeks. Wood chip mulch was applied to the area around many plants. Some pruning was done. All spent vegetation has been removed … Continue reading

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First Fall Frost

http://durgan.org/2010/October%202010/13%20October%202010%20First%20Fall%20Frost/HTML/ 13 October 2010 First Fall Frost Here are pictures of the first Fall frost. The garden is essentially finished until next Spring. My area will be in hibernation until about the 15 of April 2011, and will not be … Continue reading

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Sweet Peppers.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AGXKX 13 October 2010 Peppers The last of the peppers (Seven Plants) were picked today, due to expected Frost coming. These are sweet, and two different varieties. They do turn bright red if the season is long enough. There were … Continue reading

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Planting Garlic

http://durgan.org/2010/October%202010/9%20October%202010%20Planting%20garlic/HTML/ 9 October 2010 Planting Garlic. Hardneck Garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon) rocambole or serpent garlic. This type of garlic produces a curved scape and at the top bulblets form, which are not seed but clones of the main clove. … Continue reading

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Wood Chip Mulch

http://durgan.org/2010/October%202010/8%20October%202010%20Wood%20Chip%20Mulch/HTML/ 8 October 2010 Wood Chip Mulch Nine cubic yards of slightly composted wood chip was delivered to my driveway. Cost was 15 dollars per yard. It took a day and a half to dispense in various locations in the … Continue reading

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Crosne (Stachys affinis) Harvest

http://durgan.org/2010/October%202010/8%20October%202010%20Crosne%20%28Stachys%20affinis%29_/HTML/ 8 October 2010 Crosne (Stachys affinis) About 25 tubers were planted in the Spring about May of 2010. Crosne tubers require a long growing season to fully mature. The harvest of four pounds is below average of previous years. … Continue reading

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Seedling Potting Mix

http://durgan.org/2010/October%202010/7%20October%202010%20Seedling%20Potting%20Mix/HTML/ 7 October 2010 Seedling Potting Mix Seedling potting mix is made using sand, coconut fiber, bedding wood chips, bone meal, garden soil to add some microbes), and the ingredients are mixed thoroughly using the Honda FG110 small high speed … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

http://durgan.org/2010/October%202010/1%20October%20201%20Brussels%20Sprouts/HTML/ 1 October 201 Brussels Sprouts Brussels sprouts grow well in my area, Zone 5. This is the remainder of 12 plants (Jade Cross). The small cabbages are picked as required throughout the season. There is a persistent view that … Continue reading

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