Monthly Archives: June 2012

Two new Beetles in my garden

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KBHJY 23 June 2012 Two new Beetles in my garden Good or bad? That is the question. Got names. The ones in the tub are European Chafer – A New Turf Bug. http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/chafer.htm The other is: Squash Vine Borers (SVB)(Melittia … Continue reading

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Cooking nuts and seeds

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KQWSQ 23 June 2012 Cooking nuts and seeds Being an advocate that nuts and seeds are a desirable food, and that the body utilizes better if cooked, this is my method.I eat as a cereal or just a snack as … Continue reading

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Aunt Molly Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NBFXP 23 June 2012. Aunt Molly Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa) Collecting the fruit. Collecting the dropped fruit of the ground cherry is a tedious task. I have many tops to plastic boxes and the round lids for pails, so decided … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZYOKF 23 June 2012. Brussels sprouts removing lower leaves The lower leaves of the Brussels sprouts were removed. This facilitates breaking the small cabbages off easier and keeps them from the soil, and possibly some bugs.Any leaves touching the ground … Continue reading

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Bees

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UNYDO 23 June 2012. Bees on Papaver somniferum flowers Bees swarm the Papaver somniferum flowers. I had and have more bees this year than the last six years combined.The grass in the backyard has not been cut for about a … Continue reading

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Tomato

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WRKPQ 22 June 2012 Lemon Boy Tomato. First of the season First two tomatoes of the season, Lemon Boy, Total weight was 8oz.Some years in the past my first tomato was picked on 15 of August. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HWWGA 17 June 2012 … Continue reading

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Bird Protection

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CVLYG 22 June 2012 Bird Protection Robins were visiting the blueberries,which are beginning to ripen. The top fibre glass screening was installed on the previously built structure. Without this protection the robins eat or destroy eveRy berry by poking holes … Continue reading

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Rain

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ABDNP 22 June 2012 Rain There was a thunderstorm last evening, and my rain gauge indicates the amount of rain was almost perfect to meet my requirements.There has been very little rain since about the first of April, and we … Continue reading

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Comparing Mulched Soil to Bare Soil.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OAZIE 21 June 2012 Comparing Mulched Soil to Bare Soil. The difference between mulched soil and bare soil can be astonishing.This is an example, not anywhere near the extreme. I have seen bare soil as hard packed as cement. Bare … Continue reading

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Beetle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CCZJG 21 June 2012 Beetle This beautiful beetle is seen periodically in the potato patch. Beneficial or not, I don’t know, but am endeavouring to find out. I think it is the Small Milkweed Beetle.If so,it is harmless to me.There … Continue reading

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