Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rosette Pak Choy

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HNDAH 31 January 2010 Tah Tsai, Rosette Pak Choy Stir fried one plant of Tah Tsai in butter and a bit of soy sauce today, and tried some raw. It was a fine tasting green. It grows readily at the … Continue reading

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Small Rototiller

A small rototiller. Honda FG110G http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZDDKN 26 May 2008 Planting Red-haven peach Tree. Honda in action. These small machine reduces the labor for backyard gardening by a guess-a-mate of about 80%. Demonstrated is the manual kick sod cutter, and reducing … Continue reading

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Collecting Rainwater

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XHGLB 8 April 2009 Downspout Rainwater Pictures indicating a simple, practical method of utilizing downspout rainwater. Barrels cost 15 dollars and all parts are standard plumbing fittings. Any urban downspout system must address the overflow problem during rainfall. The large … Continue reading

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Potting Mix

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BDPWM 7 October 2010 Seedling Potting Mix Seedling potting mix is made using sand,compost, coconut fiber, bedding wood chips, bone meal, garden soil to add some microbes), and the ingredients are mixed thoroughly using the Honda FG110 small high speed … Continue reading

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Making a Garden Bed.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MEUFO 22 September 2008 New Garden Bed Prepared A new garden bed was prepared. (About 8 by 25 feet)The underlying soil is clay. The pictures depict the procedure. First the sod was removed with manual kick sod cutter. The underlying … Continue reading

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Watering Plant Roots

http://durgan.org/URL/?ARLGN 28 May 2009 Watering Plant Roots. This method gets water to the root area of the plants. The hydraulic effect of the water makes pushing the wand into the ground effortless. The device is made by cutting off the … Continue reading

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Yukon Gold Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BKWAI 11 September 2010 Yukon Gold Test Box Potatoes Yukon Gold Potatoes were harvested. A total weight of 23.5 pounds was harvested from the 4 by 4 foot test area. The objective was to determine what quantity and quality, that … Continue reading

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Planting Garlic

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NXOKX 9 October 2010 Planting Garlic. Hardneck Garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon) rocambole or serpent garlic. This type of garlic produces a curved scape and at the top bulblets form, which are not seed but clones of the main clove. … Continue reading

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How a Potato Plant Grows

This is new pictures to make viewing easier. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZFZLX http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QHBIN 21 August 2009 How a Potato Plant Grows There is a great deal of information on the Internet about growing potatoes in tires, boxes and indicating that large quantities of … Continue reading

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Processing Soy Beans

Processing Soy Beans. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CSEYK 31 August 2009 Processing soy beans Soy bean constitute a portion of my diet. Breakfast consists of a bowl of soy beans and a bowl of oats. Soy beans are prepared for about a seven day … Continue reading

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