Monthly Archives: August 2011

Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HZDXN 15 August 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Extracting Raw Juice. Five pounds of elderberries were picked today, and made into about two liters of raw juice.This will be stored in the refrigerator and used over the next few days. The … Continue reading

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Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QEEFV 14 August 2011 Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Making Juice This is the first picking of elderberry for 2011.The elderberry bushes are loaded with fruit this year. This picking had a weight of 12 pounds. The berries are made into juice. … Continue reading

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Making Potting Soil

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HMYWR 12 August 2011 Making Potting Soil Home potting soil for the 2012 season was made today. The compost pile is used as a mixing base; sand, wood chips, coconut fiber, garden soil, is added and mixed thoroughly using the … Continue reading

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Tomato Juice.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SFCQC 10 August 2011 Tomato Juice Many tomatoes in the garden so they are converted into tomato juice. After experimenting the method is well established. Wash tomatoes, cut into quarters, cook on very low heat until soft, use only a … Continue reading

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Purslane Cooked and Pressure Canned

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VCUHI 10 August 2011 Purslane Cooked and Pressure Canned. Some Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)was steam cooked and pressure canned to determine if the process has some merit or not. The taste is acceptable and the texture is such that it can … Continue reading

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Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RIAUA 8 August 2011 Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Usually purslane is prevalent in most gardens. It is probably the most ubiquitous plant throughout the world, usually growing in places not wanted, hence classified as a weed. It is a plant that … Continue reading

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Yellow nut sedge, (Cyperus esculentus)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VELIM 8 August 2011 Yellow nut sedge, (Cyperus esculentus) This weed has appeared on my garden at various places. It tends to favor damp areas and inter grows with most garden produce. It is most unappealing on a well kept … Continue reading

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Green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers made into Juice.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UFAQJ 6 August 2011 Green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers made into Juice. Green Peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers were made into juice and pressure canned for long term storage. The pictures depict the method. This is a suitable method for utilizing excessive … Continue reading

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Black Cherry Tomato.

http://durgan.org/2011/August%202011/6%20August%202011%20Black%20Cherry%20Tomato./HTML/ 6 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. There are three prolific plants alongside the deck, growing up a trellis. They have large, dark colored fruit, and are the only type of marble sized tomato that I now grow. They have … Continue reading

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Green Pepper Harvest.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QROHZ 6 August 2011 Green Pepper Harvest. Half a bushel of large, perfect green peppers were harvested for five plants. There will be more fruit later, since many more blossoms are present. There is no scaring and absolutely no worm … Continue reading

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