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23 August 2016 Eggplant

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/23%20August%202016%20Eggplant/HTML/ 23 August 2016 Eggplant Twelve pounds of eggplant, dusky and black magic, were made into 11 liters of pressure canned juice, 15 PSI for 15 minutes. About five pounds of large cucumbers were added, not shown in the pictures. … Continue reading

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22 August 2016 Cantaloupe (Juice)

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/22%20August%202016%20Cantaloupe/HTML/ 22 August 2016 Cantaloupe Cantaloupe are in season and abundant in my area. Five, about three pounds average weight each, were purchased for $2.50 each one. The rind and seeds were removed, the main part was cut into small … Continue reading

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21 August 2016 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/21%20August%202016%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 21 August 2016 Tomato Juice Fifty pounds of tomatoes were picked and processed into 24 liters of tomato juice. Twenty four liter jars of pressure canned juice was obtained. Annotated pictures delineate the process.

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20 August 2016 Garlic (Harvesting differently)

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/20%20August%202016%20Garlic/HTML/ 20 August 2016 Garlic Three garlic plants were left in the ground to have the seeds, bulbils, fully dried and mature. The main bulb loses the outer sheath and the indivual cloves get much larger than when harvested with … Continue reading

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20 August 2016 Peaches (Juice)

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/20%20August%202016%20Peach%20Juice/HTML/ 20 August 2016 Peaches (Juice) Sixteen pounds of peaches were purchased for $1.65/pound and made into 8 liters of juice. Seven were pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage. Method of processing. Pits removed, … Continue reading

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18 August 2016 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/18%20August%202016%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 18 August 2016 Tomato Juice Ninety five pounds of fresh picked tomatoes were picked and processed into 40 liters of pressure canned juice. Each liter jar contains about 2 pounds of strained tomato juice. The tomatoes were cooked in … Continue reading

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17 August 2016 Redhaven Peach Tree

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/17%20August%202016%20Redhaven%20Peach%20Tree/HTML/ 17 August 2016 Redhaven Peach Tree My little Redhaven Peach Tree only produced four peaches this year. It had some anomaly that made the leaves curl, which has finally disappeared. There are several peach orchards in my area. I … Continue reading

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16 August 2016 Red Pontiac Potato

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/16%20August%202016%20Pontiac%20Potato/HTML/ 16 August 2016 Pontiac Potato (Red) One Red Pontiac Potato was dug. The vegetation is finished so it will grow no more. The weight was 7 pounds of quality potatoes. This potato is a prolific producer and one of … Continue reading

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14 August 2016 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/14%20August%202016%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 14 August 2016 Tomato Juice Forty five pounds of tomatoes were picked and about 40 pounds was made into 14 liters of tomato juice. Only a liter of water was added to the cooking pot to facilitate cooking, so … Continue reading

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12 August 2016 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/12%20August%202016%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 12 August 2016 Tomato Juice Thirty pounds of tomatoes were picked and 25 pounds were made into 11 liters of pressure canned juice. The tomatoes were cooked in their own juices. The juice was strained through a 2 mm … Continue reading

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