Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wood Chip Mulch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JXGEZ 30 March 2012 Wood Chip Mulch Wood chip mulch is available from the city. There is a half cubic yard box in the rear of the van for transportation. A stockpile is obtained for later use in the vegetable … Continue reading

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Forsythia

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YSOBJ 28 March 2012 Forsythia There are two bushes in the garden placed at the back of the garden. I seldom prune them, but they can be trained into almost any shape.They would probably make a good hedge. Forsythia is … Continue reading

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Weed Puller (Dandelions)

http://durgan.org/2009/May/6%20May%202009%20Weed%20Puller/HTML/ 6 May 2009 Weed Puller This marvelous device is utilized for pulling weeds, mostly dandelions. It actually works and is effortless to use. Price $29.95. Don’t leave home without it. Beware of more complicated imitations. Home herbicides have been … Continue reading

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Diatomaceous Earth and Boric Acid Insecticide.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EKGUZ 23 March 2012 Diatomaceous Earth and Borac Acid Pesticide A mixture of Diatomaceous Earth and Boric Acid was prepared for use this Summer. It will get a through testing as a home made pesticide. http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/boric_acid.html Boric Acid I am … Continue reading

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Chives.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FHQUM 22 March 2012 Chives Marvellous weather during the last few days. This is not normal for my area, usually there is still snow on the ground. The patch of chives are ready to use.

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Rainwater barrels connected to downspout.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SSCLP 22 March 2012 Rainwater barrels connected to downspout. The four drums connected to the house downspout. There is a total of 200 US gallons of water. The connections are removed in the Fall and the barrels emptied to prevent … Continue reading

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Wasabi

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AYUXB 13 February 2012 Wasabi A friend sent a piece of root (Japanese horseradish), which was planted in the greenhouse on 14 November 2011. The plant has survived below Zero temperature and grew very well. It will be planted in … Continue reading

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Sand

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZYRXX 20 March 2012 Sand for later use. A half yard capacity box placed in the back of the van is used to transport garden material. A quarter yard of sand was picked up for later use and stored in … Continue reading

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Crocus patch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OASOQ 17 March 2012 Iris Patch Beautiful weather the last few days. The Crocus are in full bloom. Usually the rabbits eat the vegetation before they have a chance to bloom, unless precautions are taken.

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Building a Greenhouse

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HKERY 5 November 2010 Greenhouse on Deck. I decided to build a large greenhouse on the deck, which doesn’t get much use. The enclosure will be a sun room if appropriate, instead of the canvas structure that use to be … Continue reading

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