Monthly Archives: June 2012

Buttercup Squash

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OYBJK 29 June 2012 Four Buttercup Squash Plants The four squash plants are taking over the garden. During the last week or so they grow about two feet in 24 hours. This is my first real effort at growing squash.After … Continue reading

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Fruiting Mulberry Bush (Morus nigra)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LLJGD 28 June 2012 Fruiting Mulberry Bush (Morus nigra) Fourth Picking. Fourteen ounces of prime berries wee collected. These are probably the sweetest berries to which I have been exposed. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HGRGV 26 June 2012 Fruiting Mulberry third harvest Six ounces … Continue reading

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Tomato Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XKRPP 28 June 2012 Tomato Juice Fourteen pounds of the first picking of the tomatoes was made into juice.The tomatoes were cut into small chunks and three beets were added to enhance colour, since tomatoes by themselves are not very … Continue reading

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Colorado Potato Beetle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PGJCQ 27 June 2012 Colorado Potato Beetle. First or second generation? After five weeks constantly picking four times per day from 18 May to 27 June,the Colorado Potato Beetle (adults about 200, instars (larvae,etc) about 2000 plus, and egg clusters … Continue reading

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Paneer.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CNHIB 26 June 2012 Paneer. Paneer is a simple cheese without any additives. My method is to use three litres of skim milk, heat to 120F in a double boiler to control the temperature and to prevent burning of the … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NCPOI 26 June 2012 Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) The Japanese Beetle skeletonizes the leaves of my grape vines. I have also seen a few on the potato plants. They appear every year, certainly over the last three years.My local control … Continue reading

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Nail cooking of Pilot Bread

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GPSUH 25 June 2012. Nail cooking of pilot bread Pilot bread for long term storage at room temperature must be very dry.Since whole wheat flour tends to insulate the centre during the cooking process,it was decided to bring the heat … Continue reading

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Twelve Vegetable Juicing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YLVDA 25 June 2012 Twelve Vegetable Juicing Juice was made using all the fresh garden vegetables available. Twelve litres of juice was obtained. The jars were pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Annotated pictures depict the process.

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Red Soldier Beetle, Rhagonycha fulva

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XIZOQ 24 June 2012 Red Soldier Beetle, Rhagonycha fulva Found about twenty of the Red Soldier Beetle, Rhagonycha fulvabeetle on my parsnip from last year left to produce seed.This beetle is relatively easy to identify, and is very beneficial, since … Continue reading

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Glob

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QGIWO 24 June 2012 Glob. Got a name. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WASHF The dog vomit “fungus” (Fuligo septica) in its natural habitat This morning I saw Glob one and touched and it was soft and sticky sort of like pizza dough. I sort … Continue reading

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