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Purslane Flowers

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/4%20July%202015%20Purslane%20Flowers/HTML/ 4 July 2015 Purslane Flowers The purslane plants are starting to flower. There should be a good harvest of seeds this year when the seed pods form.

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Garden Vegetable Juice

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/2%20July%202014%20Garden%20Vegetable%20Juice/HTML/ 2 July 2014 Garden Vegetable Juice Twenty eight liters of garden vegetables were processed into juice and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage for use in the off season. Process was to cook, … Continue reading

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Garlic bulbils

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RGXCB 10 May 2015 Garlic bulbils The garlic bulbils, saved seed, is growing well. They will produce one large clove at harvest time in July. It appear all that were planted germinated. http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/29%20June%202015%20Garlic%20bulbils/HTML/ 29 June 2015 Garlic bulbils The garlic … Continue reading

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Rain

http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/28%20June%202015%20Rain/HTML/ 28 June 2015 Rain The wheelbarrow is used as my rain gauge. It has rained most of 27 June and is still spitting on the 28. Temperature is only 10 degrees C. There is a slight bit of flooding … Continue reading

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23 June 2015 Garden Overview

http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/23%20June%202015%20Garden%20Overview/HTML/ 23 June 2015 Garden Overview Pictures of the garden,annotated, to record for posterity.

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Vegetable Juice

http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/20%20June%202015%20Vegetable%20Juice/HTML/ 20 June 2015 Vegetable Juice Twenty, one liter jars of juice was made from garden vegetables and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for storage.The vegetables available were kale, escarole, basil, celery and onion.Annotated pictures depict the … Continue reading

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Hot Peppers

http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/20%20June%202015%20Hot%20Peppers/HTML/ 20 June 2015 Hot Peppers Purchased 8 hot pepper plants and placed in the garden.It appears the weather will be warm for the foreseeable future so they should thrive.

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Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content

http://www.amazon.ca/SainSmart-Refractometer-Measuring-Sugar-Content/product-reviews/B000FBL2G0/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1 Sainstore Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content Recently purchased this simple device to measure sugar content or BRIX of my various juices. It has a scale of from 0 to 32 brix and at first look appears to be a … Continue reading

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Fruiting Mulberry Bush

http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/17%20June%202015%20Fruiting%20Mulberry%20Bush/HTML/ 17 June 2015 Fruiting Mulberry Bush The fruiting mulberry bush was wrapped in a fiber glass screen to protect form the ravages of birds.The fruit is plentiful this year and perobably five to ten pounds will be harvested.Without protection … Continue reading

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Dracunculus vulgaris

http://www.durgan.org/2015/June%202015/17%20June%202015%20Dracunculus%20vulgaris/HTML/ Dracunculus vulgaris (Voodoo Lily) is a perennial and starts growing in the Spring almost following the receding snow. It dies down completely during the early Summer. It is purely ornamental.It has a strong carnivore odor which attracts flies for … Continue reading

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