Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kale

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DMMCI 31 August 2012 Kale Three pounds of Kale was made into four litres of juice along with some collards and swiss chard.It is widely recognized as an incredibly nutritious vegetable. Kale is a cool weather plant. Mine has just … Continue reading

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Mugicha

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SIVMS 27 August 2012 Mugicha Recently introduced to Mugicha,(Japanese) a tisane (beverage) made from roasted barley, it was decided to make my own.Pot barley was available, but I would prefer barley with the hull still on. The barley was washed, … Continue reading

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Elderberry Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TPVRN 26 August 2012 Elderberry Juice This year about 30 pounds of elderberries have been picked and processed into juice.About two pounds of berries make one litre of juice.The berries are not as prolific this year due to a long … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Grain Flour Pilot Bread.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AFOZF 10 August 2012 Whole Wheat Grain Flour Pilot Bread Attempting to purchase whole wheat flour, and reading the ingredient labels, it was ascertained that there was much confusion, certainly in my mind.A study was done from information on the … Continue reading

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Datura metel (Devil’s Trumpet)

http://durgan.org/2012/August%202012/7%20August%202012%20Datura%20metel%20(Devils%20Trumpet)/HTML/ 7 August 2012 Datura metel (Devil’s Trumpet) Devil’s Trumpet is a prodigious self seeder and it produces many seeds, but the plants are easily removed. There are two plants in these photos. The flowers remain for one day, but … Continue reading

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Corn Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZWVZC 6 August 2012 Corn Juice Corn is in season now.It is of the highest quality. Cost is six dollars for 14 cobs if you have your own bag. Eighty four cobs were processed into 22 litres of juice.Twenty one … Continue reading

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Tomato Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OCIMO 4 August 2012 Tomato Juice Seventeen pounds of tomatoes were processed into nine litres of juice. Celery was added, since one plant was available and four beets added to enhance colour. Seven litres wee pressure canned at 15 PSI … Continue reading

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Phlox paniculata

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BCHKM 3 August 2012. Phlox paniculata (Summer Phlox) This pretty red flower blooms most of the Summer. I do water it periodically. It is a perennial and survives the Winter well.It is the best ever in about five years., Probably … Continue reading

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Pea Seeds

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UIRXC 3 August 2012. Pea Seeds Being dissatisfies with the pea germination rate over the last several years using commercial seed, it was decided to save my own seed from a few of the plants that managed to reach maturity.The … Continue reading

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Collecting Papaver somniferm seeds

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DUASV 3 August 2012. Collecting Papaver somniferm seeds Poppy seeds were dry so were collected.The seed pod has channels at the top of the pod, which open when ripe. The seeds simply fall out when the plant falls to the … Continue reading

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