Monthly Archives: May 2013

Okra

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HWRZY 29 May 2013 Okra These 7 okra (Clemson spineless)(AKA lady’s fingers, bhindi or gumbo) plants were purchased in flats and put into individual pots in the greenhouse for about two weeks to strengthen the root structure. Okra requires warm … Continue reading

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Tehranivee Cherry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DLUUZ 1 June 2012 Cherry Tree Cage Bird Protection Bird Protection.A cage was built 8 by 8 by 12 feet tall covered with chicken wire and roof was fibre glass screening.The birds devastate the cherries without protection. The choice was … Continue reading

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Snowball Bush

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RCXIU 26 May 2013 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum) This year there is no sign of Viburnum beetle damage.The tree is flowering in all its glory.

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Honeysuckle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LIZVZ 26 May 2012 Honeysuckle(Lonicera tatarica)(Arnold Red) This pretty shrub flowers yearly. There is no scent to the flowers. No bugs attack this plant. Very late blooming this year. Strictly ornamental.

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Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TMVNT 11 June 2013. Potato Growth to Date. Potatoes are thriving in spite of very cool weather since planting. No Colorado Potato Beetles have been seen. Touch Wood. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BNMTU 29 May 2013 Mulching Potatoes with wood chips A perfect rain … Continue reading

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Pak Choy

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SBNXR 23 May 2013 Pak Choy The flea beetle makes holes in the leaves. My defence is neem oil and insecticidal soap mixture.It eventually removed the flea beetle, but they still did much visual disfigurement of the leaves. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BPQFI 1 … Continue reading

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Mulch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OXMVP 30 May 2013 Vegetable garden mulched with wood chips. The vegetable garden was mulched with wood chips.The layer of chips is about three inches. When any new seeds are planted the mulch is scraped aside and creates no problem.The … Continue reading

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Tomatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VLYDB 21 May 2013 Mulching Tomatoes It rained last night and the ground is reasonably moist. It is an ideal time to mulch. A yard of wood chips was placed on the tomato patch. This layer is about three inches … Continue reading

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Bush Beans

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ALCIS 18 July 2013 Bush Beans Picked First bush beans picked. They were sure slow growing due to much rain and cold weather.They were used for juice. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FLQMR 20 May 2013 Bush Beans Planted An eight foot row of green … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DVDAN 31 May 2013 Brussels sprouts planted outdoors. Eight Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts planted outdoors.Supports were supplied and the area was mulched with wood chips to retain moisture. The plants will be sprayed with Neem oil and soap, since the … Continue reading

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