Monthly Archives: September 2011

Preparing Garlic Bed

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HMRNI 30 September 2011 Peparing Garlic Bed Garlic bed was prepared for planting about the 25 of October 2011. Preparation was in a slightly raised bed for containment and good drainage. Procedure: A layer of city supplied compost, rototilled into … Continue reading

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Mulch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IHRDW 29 September 2011 Mulch. Mulch, partially composed wood chips, are available from the City free of charge. It is only necessary to pick them up. There is a half cubic yard box placed in the back of he Van … Continue reading

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Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EQMIG 29 September 2011 Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NKYQD 29 November 2011 Most of the Saffron bulbs have started to grow. One hundred bulbs of the Saffron crocus(Crocus sativus)were planted at six inch centres, and about 6 inches deep.. These … Continue reading

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Strawberry Patch Overwintering.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QXHDS 26 September 2011 Strawberry patch Preparing strawberry patch for Winter. Rows were made between the matt of strawberries, weeds removed, compost placed in the cleared row and mulch applied. There is a combination of ever bearing and June bearing … Continue reading

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Moving Rainwaater

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ESHPK 24 September 2011 Moving rainwater There are four barrels (200 US Gallons) on each side of the house collecting rainwater. Once collected it is difficult to move to where required. My method is to dip the water out of … Continue reading

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Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YIZEK 18 September 2011 Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis) Walking through the bush, a clump of elderberries was found with large clusters and totally ripe, so I picked 18 pounds and made into juice. These will be the last of the current 2011 … Continue reading

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Composting

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AEVBL 17 September 2011 Composting. All my spent vegetation is chopped into small pieces in the chipper/shredder. The spent vegetation should be slightly green (corn stalks in this case) to facilitate chopping, and it composts quicker, which takes about a … Continue reading

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Concord Grapes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AZQUW 16 September 2011 Concord Grapes Thirty pounds of pristine Concord grapes were picked from my one vine,and made into juice. Twelve liters of juice was made from 30 pounds of grapes. Between two and three pounds of grapes for … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Processing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FPYQP 15 September 2011 Tomatoes The last of the tomatoes were picked and made into juice. Frost is eminent. Method. Cut into pieces, boiled and mashed, strained and pressure canned in liter jars. Parsley, green peppers, celery, and carrots were … Continue reading

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Boca Noir Grapes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DKBJT 14 September 2011 Boca Noir Grapes Boca noir grapes nine pounds were picked today, and made into juice. This grapes makes a very fine juice. The clusters do not ripen evenly, and if left too long on the vine … Continue reading

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