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23 March 2017 Chitting Potatoes

http://durgan.org/2017/March%202017/23%20March%202017%20Chitting%20Potatoes/HTML/ 23 March 2017 Chitting Potatoes Sixteen Red Russet and eighteen Brown Russet potatoes were purchased from a supermarket and prepared for chitting in soil. Experience has indicated that soil chitting makes for a very strong root system prior to … Continue reading

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5 March 2017 Gruel (Preparation)

http://durgan.org/2017/March%202017/5%20March%202017%20Gruel/HTML/ 5 March 2017 Gruel Gruel is made as required and a bowl is ingested every morning for breakfast. It is stored in sealed plastic container and frozen until required. This completely replaces any commercial breakfast cereal. Ingredients are red … Continue reading

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4 March 2017 Garlic Preparation to eat raw

http://durgan.org/2017/March%202017/4%20March%202017%20Garlic%20Preparation%20to%20eat%20raw/HTML/ 4 March 2017 Garlic Preparation to eat raw Garlic is touted to be beneficial, particularly raw garlic if a small amount about a tablespoon is ingested daily. A problem is the garlic is very hot and difficult to ingest … Continue reading

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23 February 2017 Starting Tomato Seeds (Black Krim)

http://durgan.org/2017/February%202017/23%20February%202017%20Starting%20Tomato%20Seeds/HTML/ 23 February 2017 Starting Tomato Seeds(Black Krim) Five pots of black Krim tomato seeds were started. Last year seed was placed between two sheets of paper towel to confirm viability. Some innovations this year. Five pots are placed in … Continue reading

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16 February 2017 Lentil Smoothie

http://durgan.org/2017/February%202017/16%20February%202017%20Lentil%20Smoothie/HTML/ 16 February 2017 Lentil Smoothie Lentils are readily sprouted in about three days. Soak 1/4 cup in water for 24 hours, place in sprouting basket and change water about twice per day and in three days the lentils sprout. … Continue reading

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11 February 2017 Sweet Potato Slips

http://durgan.org/2017/February%202017/11%20February%202017%20Sweet%20Potato%20Slips/HTML/ 11 February 2017 Sweet Potato Slips My sweet potato slips were started too early so they are being cut back as required and will be kept alive until planting time about the end or May. They have been touched … Continue reading

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28 January 2017 Lentil Sprouts

http://durgan.org/2017/January%202017/28%20January%202017%20Lentil%20Sprouts/HTML/ 28 January 2017 Lentil Sprouts Lentils make convenient sprouts. Half a cup of raw seeds is processed into sprouts in three days. The finished product can be eaten raw, blended into a smoothie, stir fried, added to soups, and … Continue reading

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23 January 2017 Flowering Stage Start

http://durgan.org/2017/January%202017/23%20January%202017%20Flowering%20Stage%20Start/HTML/ 23 January 2017 Flowering Stage Start The plant is placed in the flowering stage by giving it light for 12 hours and then 12 hours of darkness. A commercial leaf bag was chosen with a pail inside in which … Continue reading

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23 January 2017 Sprouted Whole Wheat Bread.

http://durgan.org/2017/January%202017/23%20January%202017%20Sprouted%20Wheat%20Bread/HTML/ 23 January 2017 Sprouted Wheat Bread Four loaves about 1000 grams each were made using sprouted wheat and whole wheat flour for mixing. The wheat was Red Fife and it sprouted in 4 days. Sprouting is terminated when the … Continue reading

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21 January 2017 Watering pots from bottom

http://durgan.org/2017/January%202017/21%20January%202017%20Watering%20pots%20from%20bottom/HTML/ 21 January 2017 Watering pots from bottom Plants are watered from the bottom by placing in a trough to soak up water. This tends to inhibit damping off. Also a small fan air is directed to the plants to … Continue reading

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