Monthly Archives: April 2011

Planting Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PHSUL 30 April 2011 Planting Potatoes Four rows of potatoes were planted, fourteen tubers per row for a total of 56 potatoes. Cultivars are Purple Viking, Green Mountain, All Red, Pacific Russet. These are all seed potatoes from Eagle Creek. … Continue reading

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Cucumbers.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NZMAH 26 April 2011 Cucumber Cross Country The cucumbers are started indoors about a four to six weeks before placing in the garden about the 24 of May in my area. The contents of the pot are planted and this … Continue reading

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Tomato Plant Growth to Date

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CIQEH 26 April 2011 Tomato Plant Growth to date. The tomato plants are doing well. They may have to be placed in larger pots, since they cannot be placed in the ground until about 26 of May. The new Greenhouse … Continue reading

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Chitting Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IBXNL 26 April 2011 Chitting Potatoes Required are about 96 potato plants in the home garden. This year the chosen are All Red, Purple Viking, Green Mountain, and Pacific Russet. I expect about four pounds plus from each plant. The … Continue reading

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Downspout Rainwater

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QGOSP 16 April 2011 Downspout Rainwater Four barrels ares used, two on each side of the house to collect roof rainwater. The connections were switched over from Winter to Summer, since there will now be no more hard frosts. The … Continue reading

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Green Forest Lettuce

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YFJXA 15 April 2011 Green Forest Lettuce The row is the last eight feet in this 26 foot space. To limit slug damage sprinkle diatomaceous earth along the soil next to your lettuce rows. Diatomaceous earth is available from Seed … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Swiss Chard

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZQYVT 15 April 2011 Rhubarb Swiss Chard The middle portion of the 26 foot row is Rhubarb Swiss Chard. This is a nice green and produces all Summer. The plant gets quite large so the plants must be thinned to … Continue reading

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Crimson Giant Radish

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VXIAY 15 April 2011 Crimson Giant Radish Planted An eight food row of radish (Raphanus sativus) was planted. This is the left portion of the 26 foot row. A board was placed over the row, since heavy rain is expected … Continue reading

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Compost Bin

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SMHGP 15 April 2011 Compost Bin A compost bin is made from 4 by 4 by 8 foot lattice, held in place with standard fence posts, and tied to the post using plastic ties. This structure lasts about five years … Continue reading

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Transplanting Tomato Plants

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FROBQ 14 April 2011 Transplanting Tomato Plants Tomato plants were placed in larger pots. The larger pot has a coffee filter insert to contain the roots somewhat, and to prevent soil from leaking out of the drain holes. The lower … Continue reading

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