Monthly Archives: May 2012

Seedling soil.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BCJYP 31 May 2012 Seedling soil. It was a nice day and all the ingredients were available, so it was decided to make seedling soil for the 2013 season. The underlying nutrient soil was the compost heap. It was modified … Continue reading

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Dracunculus vulgaris (Voodoo Lily)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WKLEV 30 May 2012 Dracunculus vulgaris flowering. Dracunculus vulgaris produced the first flower today. There is no odour, but a few flies appeared.Two bulbs were planted four years ago, now there appears to be about six plants. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VQEZC 21 April … Continue reading

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Juicing Collards

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WXMQQ 29 May 2012 Juicing Collards This is my first experience with Collards in the garden. How to utilize? It was decided to juice them. For added interest and flavour, radishes, chives blossoms, and columbine flowers were added, since they … Continue reading

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Watermelon

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BRIZH 27 May 2012 Watermelon Four Sugar Baby watermelon plants were placed in the outdoor garden. Plants were purchased and placed in individual pots to establish a strong root system, and kept in the greenhouse. The melon bed is shared … Continue reading

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Cantaloupe

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HNUJQ 27 May 2012 Cantaloupe Four Cantaloupe plants were placed in he outdoor garden. These were purchased in flats and kept in individual pots for about ten days to establish a strong root system. The vegetation will be allowed to … Continue reading

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Romaine Lettuce

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UOQES 27 May 2012 Romain Lettuce Growth Romain Lettuce is thriving. A plant was utilized yesterday, which was almost perfect. It could be a bit larger. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XGXGG 29 April 2012 Romaine Lettuce. Romaine lettuce planted outdoors. The plants were purchased … Continue reading

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Cooking Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UFIYA 26 May 2012 Cooking Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds. Various seeds and nuts are a large portion of my diet. Experimentation has convinced me that these products are more palatable and enjoyable cooked. The seeds are beat to a mash … Continue reading

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Juicing Garden Produce

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KFPEM 26 May 2012 Juicing Garden Produce Requiring some juice, it was decided to utilize he slim pickings from the garden. Available were radishes, rhubarb, Romaine lettuce, columbine flowers, chives. In the kitchen were some apples and soy bean sprouts. … Continue reading

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Mulching

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GLJCP 26 May 2012 Garden all Mulched. Finished mulching the vegetable garden with wood chips. My primary purpose is to retain moisture. Plants were hand watered by pail as deemed necessary. The moisture situation is almost critical, since there was … Continue reading

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Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CONZQ 26 May 2012 Potatoes. Mulching with wood chips. The potatoes were mulched with wood chips, primarily to conserve moisture. All bare ground was covered. Each plant was then watered with a pail of water about two gallons. We have … Continue reading

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