Monthly Archives: June 2011

Elderberry Processing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VZSWW 8 August 2010 Processing Elderberries Eight pounds of elderberries were picked this morning, and removed from the branches. The berries were picked by snapping off the fruit bearing branch and placing in a plastic bag. The problem is removing … Continue reading

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Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZOFWY 30 June 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Elderberry in the wild produce many small berries on as spider-like cluster from about the middle of August. These berries make a pleasant fruit addition to the diet. I pick around 50 pounds … Continue reading

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Lily

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FCBBU 23 June 2011 Lily in Bloom Two patches of lily are in bloom. One bed is about 8 feet by 8 feet and the other is about 3 by 3. The plants survive the Winters with no difficulty.

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Strawberry Patch. Fourth Picking. 5 Pounds.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YMTNU 23 June 2011 Strawberry Patch. Fourth Picking. 5 Pounds. This is probably the last picking from the strawberry patch of 8 by 12 feet for the 2011 year. This little patch yielded about 20 pounds of quality berries from … Continue reading

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Strawberry (Third Picking)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PUBYU 20 June 2011 Strawberry third Picking This is the third strawberry picking from the small, 8 feet by 12 foot, patch. Total weight was 4 pounds. The simple fiber glass screen netting is keeping the birds at bay. The … Continue reading

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Garlic from 2010

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YFNSN 16 June 2011 Garlic from 2010 Pictures are of hard neck garlic from the July 2010 harvest. The bulb is at the end of its storage life, since growth has started. The cloves are still reasonably firm, probably indicating … Continue reading

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Second Strawberry Picking

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UBDOP 16 June 2011 Second Strawberry Picking This is the second strawberry picking from the small 8 feet by 12 foot patch. Total weight was six pounds. The simple screen netting is keeping the birds at bay. The screening is … Continue reading

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Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon Lily)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OLRUH 15 June 2011 Dracunculus vulgaris There are four plants this year. Two are not in bloom yet. The plant has a relatively strong odor for about two days to attract flies for pollination. The plant is rather spectacular with … Continue reading

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Garlic Scapes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DETBT 14 June 2011 Garlic scapes The garlic scapes were removed today. Some scapes were steam cooked and eaten similar to cooking asparagus. There is a school of thought that the under ground cloves are slightly larger when the scape, … Continue reading

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Garden Produce Meal

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RVDNF 14 June 2011 Garden Produce Meal The home garden is starting to produce food. Today I made a simple meal from a whole beet, garlic scapes, broccoli, cauliflower, and previously pressure cooked dried beans. The garden produce was steam … Continue reading

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