Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cooking Beets

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JJXAC 21 June 2012 Cooking Beets Cooking beets with no bleeding. Cut tops off above the beet, don’t cut the tail off, rinse soil off, cook boil or steam no difference, and remove the skin after cooling in cold water. … Continue reading

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Strawberry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AESAE 21 June 2012 Strawberry. Fourth picking Fourth and last picking one pound 8 ounces or 0.7 kg. There are some every bearing in the patch so they will be a few more during the Summer. Each plant was watered … Continue reading

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Watering Methods

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XRXAU 21 June 2012 Watering Methods. I seldom water except for very young plants, and extreme dry conditions. I don’t have a sprinkler on the property, and consider them inefficient and not very effective, except for watering grass. I never … Continue reading

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Juicing 8 Garden Vegetables.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TVJBW 19 June 2012 Juicing 8 Garden Vegetables. Beets, Red leaf Romaine lettuce, Basil, Celery, Parsley, Swiss Chard, Collards, and Pak Choy all fresh picked from the garden were made into juice and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 … Continue reading

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Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BYOAA 18 June 2012 Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora) This is the Portulaca grandiflora, not to be confused with Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, the edible plant. About 40 seedling were planted about two weeks ago. Eventually the bed will be a mass … Continue reading

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Striped Cucumber Beetle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HINIX 19 June 2012 Striped Cucumber Beetles destroyed This morning about seven, upon checking the squash plants it was observed that there were many Striped Cucumber Beetles congregating within the three open male flowers. Now how to destroy? In the … Continue reading

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Red Currant Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HWWGA 17 June 2012 Red Currant Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium) This small tomato is now producing and is quite prolific. The fruit grows in clusters and is touted to all ripen at the same time. There are three plants growing along … Continue reading

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Juicing Pak Choy, Swiss Chart, Beets

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YQKWT 16 June 2012 Juicing Pak Choy, Swiss Chart, Beets Available from the garden were Pak Choy, Swiss Chart, and Beets. It was decided to make into juice for use later. The procedure was wash,cook,blend into a slurry, strain, and … Continue reading

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Vegetables

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZSRBT 16 June 2012 Vegetables This is pictures of all the vegetables grown. Currently available for use are Pak Choy,Swiss Chard, beets,purslane,red leaf romaine lettuce, mint, parsley, basil. There are no large fruit in my garden this year due to … Continue reading

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Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BOPCN 15 June 2012 Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Flowers These are the flowers of the Portulaca oleracea.Very small yellow flowers. Apparently it is a very nutritional vegetable all parts of the plant.I am utilizing it more each year. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KYWOW 11 June … Continue reading

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