Author Archives: Durgan

Cucumber

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YRAZQ 25 July 2014 Cucumber Cucumbers are producing almost too many to process.They are picked every other day. There are two types Cross Country and County Fair.

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Blueberry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XOYCL 25 July 2014 Blueberry Five pounds of blueberries were harvested from my six plants today. There were two pounds harvested two day ago.

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Bee balm (Monarda didyma)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TWRGI 25 July 2014 Bee balm (Monarda didyma) Bee balm plant is pretty and even survived our severe Winter. There are no bees, the farmers so called have killed them all off with their various sprays.

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Vegetable Juicing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LTKEO 24 July 2014 Vegetable Juicing Some current vegetables were processed into 12 liters of juice and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage. The predominant vegetable was green beans. Pictures depict the process.

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Garlic Harvest

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NDNYX 23 July 2014 Garlic Harvest Fifty porcelain hard neck garlic and thirty five Music hard neck garlic was harvested. The porcelain is my own stock used year after year. The bulbs averaged about 300 grams in weight. Two bulbs … Continue reading

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Carrots processed for juice.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LBPGV 22 July 2014 Carrots processed for juice. Sixteen pounds of carrots and two pounds of beets were processed into sixteen liters of juice.Fourteen liters were pressured canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage. Pictures depict … Continue reading

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American Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) Juicing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GJWDW 22 July 2014 American Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) Juicing. Ten pounds of berries were harvested from one bush of American Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) and made into seven liters of pressure canned juice. The berries were harvested by cutting the fruit … Continue reading

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Black Current Processing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ACKRG 21 July 2014 Black Currant. Processing for Juice. Six pounds of perfect berries were harvested from one black current bush. The method of harvesting was to cut off the fruit beating branches and take them to the picnic table … Continue reading

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Paul Robeson Heritage Tomato

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JAPXB 18 July 2014 Paul Robeson Heritage Tomato There are four plants in the garden and this tomato is the first to produce in quantity this year. It is a fine shaped fruit, a good size,dark colored, and has a … Continue reading

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Tomato Plant Supports

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KTFZR 17 July 2014 Tomato Plant Supports Tomato plants are supported by strings attached to an overhead structure made from half inch rebar. There are 25 various types in the main tomato area, three lemon boy along a trellis in … Continue reading

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