Monthly Archives: August 2011

Niagara Grapes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SASIO 31 August 2011 Niagara Grapes About forty five pounds of Niagara Grapes were picked from one plant and made into juice. It takes about three pound of these grapes to make a liter of pure juice, with no water … Continue reading

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Practical Composting

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BNBCF 30 August 2011 Practical Composting There is too much misleading information written about home gardening composting, which has more to do with selling silly containers than practical composting. Composting is a simple process. If the garden is any reasonable … Continue reading

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Elderberry (Twenty pounds Processed)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BEGVV 26 August 2011 Elderberry Twenty pounds Processed. Twenty pounds of elderberries were picked and made into juice. Procedure was remove from support structure, wash, boil gently, and beat into a mash. Strain through a fine screen mesh. Pressure can … Continue reading

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Redhaven Peach Tree

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FQJAS 26 August 2011 Redhaven Peach Tree There is one peach tree in the garden. This year it produced about 30 quality fruit. A tree ripened peach is a real pleasure to eat. My view is this is the only … Continue reading

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Corn Smut (Ustilago maydis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZEZSS 19 August 2011 Corn Smut (Ustilago maydis) Being curious about the edibility of Corn Smut, it was decided to give it a try. In my garden there were four plants infected so these were tried first. The fungus was … Continue reading

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Elderberry Picking

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DDYUW 18 August 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Twenty four pounds of elderberries were picked today and made into juice. Some were a bit dry, since we didn’t have rain for about ten days. Tonight it rained hard, so the remaining … Continue reading

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Corn , Seneca Chief

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QELXP 17 August 2011 Corn , Seneca Chief The first corn was picked today. I only grow Seneca Chief, a hybrid, since I dislike the modern full cob corn now offered. If the moisture content is adequate this corn has … Continue reading

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Castor Bean, Ricinus communis

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BVOIL 17 August 2011 Castor Bean, Ricinus communis This beautiful plant is grown for its tropical appearance in the home garden. There is a red and green type but I only have the green type this year. The object is … Continue reading

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Devil’s Trumpet

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HOGLI 17 August 2011 Datura metel, Devil’s Trumpet There are two Devil’s Trumpet plants in the garden. They self seed each year, and they are allowed to grow where convenient. The flowers are a almost perfect white. The plants this … Continue reading

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Todays Activity

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JMZTH 16 August 2011 Today’s activity. Today was very hot;in fact, this Summer has been exceptionally hot. It is necessary to check and pick almost daily particularly the tomatoes, since they tend to split in the heat.The beets and carrots … Continue reading

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