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Chitting potatoes with a difference.

Some years I chit my seed potatoes by simply placing them in bright light usually in an egg carton. They often dry out. They grow but look sort of unhealthy. This year I placed some in a small pot filled … Continue reading

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23 May 2016 Yellow Bush Beans

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/23%20May%202016%20Yellow%20Bush%20Beans/HTML/ 23 May 2016 Yellow Bush Beans An 8 foot row of yellow bush beans was planted. A board was placed on top of the row to encourage germination by inhibiting soil drying due to Sun. Soil temperature was 22C. … Continue reading

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23 May 2016 Green Bush Beans

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/23%20May%202016%20Green%20Bush%20Beans/HTML/ 23 May 2016 Green Bush Beans An 8 foot row of green bush beans was planted. A board was placed on top of the row to encourage germination by inhibiting soil drying due to Sun. Soil temperature was 22C.It … Continue reading

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22 May 2016 Hilling potatoes

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/22%20May%202016%20Hilling%20potatoes/HTML/ 22 May 2016 Hilling potatoes Three rows (18) of Pontiac Red potatoes were large enough to hill. The soil along the row was hilled around the plant. The hollow made was filled with compost. The bed was then heavily … Continue reading

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22 May 2016 Watering

http://durgan.org/2016/May 2016/22 May 2016 Watering/HTML 22 May 2016 Watering Every effort is made to use rainwater for watering. There are four 45 gallon drums for collection, two on each side of the house. The water is transported to the garden … Continue reading

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21 May 2016 Planting Peppers

http://durgan.org/2016/May 2016/21 May 2016 Planting Peppers/HTML 21 May 2016 Planting Peppers Eight pepper plants were placed in the outdoor garden. Four are hot chilli, and four are red bell sweet. I dry the hot types and make into a powder. … Continue reading

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20 May 2016 Planting Basil

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/20%20May%202016%20Planting%20Basil/HTML/ 20 May 2016 Planting Basil Basil which has been in the green house was planted outdoors. Two type purchased in flats are Purple Ruffles (4) and Genovesse (8). Both grow well in my garden. Both are very similar except … Continue reading

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20 May 2016 Planting Cucumbers

http://durgan.org/2016/May 2016/20 May 2016 Planting Cucumbers/HTML 20 May 2016 Planting Cucumbers Thirteen cucumber plants were placed along a trellis in the outdoor garden. There are two types National Pickling and Cross Country. Feeling is planting two varieties increases production. The … Continue reading

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19 May 2016 Planting Tomatoes

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/20%20May%202016%20Finish%20Planting%20Tomatoes./HTML/ 20 May 2016 Finish Planting Tomatoes. The last nine tomato plants were put in the garden. Types are Big beef 2,Beef steak 3, Better boy 2, Sicilian Saucer 2. Plants are supported by overhead strings. http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/19%20May%202016%20Planting%20Tomatoes/HTML/ 19 May 2016 … Continue reading

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10 May 2016 Asparagus

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/23%20May%202016%20Asparagus/HTML/ 23 May 2016 Asparagus One pound cut today. Still producing about one pound every other day. http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/20%20May%202016%20Asparagus/HTML/ 20 May 2016 Asparagus One pound of asparagus cut today. href=”http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/18%20May%202016%20Asparagus/HTML/” target=”_blank”>http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/18%20May%202016%20Asparagus/HTML/ 18 May 2016 Asparagus On pound cut this day. Continuation … Continue reading

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