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26 April 2017 Planting Parsnips

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/26%20April%202017%20Planting%20Parsnips/HTML/ 26 April 2017 Planting Parsnips Two types of Parsnip seed were planted using the board method. The two types are Javelin and Hollow Crown. Parsnip are slow germinating and it is recommended to use fresh seed from the year … Continue reading

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26 April 2017 Planting Vidalia Onion Seedlings

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/26%20April%202017%20Planting%20Vidalia%20Onion%20Seedlings/HTML/ 26 April 2017 Planting Vidalia Onion Seedlings Two flats of Vidalia onion seedlings were purchased and planted. This onion grows to about tennis ball size and has absolutely no sting. It makes a nice sandwich onion. It is comparable … Continue reading

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26 April 2017 Planting beets (Board Method)

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/26%20April%202017%20Planting%20beets/HTML/ 26 April 2017 Planting beets A 25 foot row of Detroit Dark Red beet seeds were planted using the board method. Spacing was about 5 inches. Beets always thrive in my garden except some year’s the flea beetle damages … Continue reading

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25 April 2017 Planting Carrots Board Method

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/25%20April%202017%20Planting%20Carrots%20Board%20Method/HTML/ 25 April 2017 Planting Carrots Board Method Carrot seed to obtain good germination and spacing some steps can be taken. Encapsulate the seeds to make them larger and easier to handle, and use the board method to improve germination. … Continue reading

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25 April 2017 Carrots.(Preparation for planting)

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/25%20Apil%202017%20Carrots/HTML/ 25 April 2017 Carrots. Carrot seed is quite small and difficult to plant at an appropriate spacing. Thinning small plants is a tedious task. My method is to enclose the seed in a soft tissue ball, which makes planting … Continue reading

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22 April 2017 Making Seitan

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/23%20April%202017%20Making%20Seitan/HTML/ 22 April 2017 Making Seitan Red Fife whole wheat grains were ground to flour in a Whisper Mill. One liter of wheat was mixed with water into a stiff dough and allowed to sit under water for at least … Continue reading

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22 April 2017 Haskap (Lonicera caerulea)

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/22%20April%202017%20Haskap/HTML/ 22 April 2017 Haskap Haskap (Lonicera caerulea) six bushes are in full bloom. Often an April frost kills the buds in my area. This is the sixth year for these plants. Hard to pick and the berries are slightly … Continue reading

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22 April 2017 Garlic

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/22%20April%202017%20Garlic/HTML/ 22 April 2017 Garlic This is the garlic planted in 2016 in October. There are five rows using the cloves from two year old rounds for the main crop. There is one row from normal sized cloves for comparison … Continue reading

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21 April 2017 Seitan

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/21%20April%202017%20Seitan/HTML/ 21 April 2017 Seitan Wheat gluten, also called seitan, wheat meat, gluten meat, or simply gluten, is a food made from gluten, the main protein of wheat. It is made by washing wheat flour dough with water until all … Continue reading

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19 April 2017 Pea Soup

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/19%20April%202017%20Pea%20Soup/HTML/ 19 April 2017 Pea Soup About six liters of pea soup was made and placed in plastic containers and frozen. Each container is about three meals. The ham bone was pressure cooked for half an hour to insure the … Continue reading

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