Monthly Archives: July 2013

Blueberry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MHLZF 31 July 2013 Blueberry Thirty five pounds of blueberries were picked from a commercial farm. Kent Kreek Berries is a scenic family blueberry farm close to Simcoe, ON, near the North shore of Lake Erie.The berries were excellent quality … Continue reading

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Garden Vegetable Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZSTWR 30 July 2013 Garden Vegetable Juice The current vegetables from the garden were made into 14 litres of vegetable juice.Used were cucumbers, green beans, kale, collards,beets, basil, celery. Water was added to just cover in the pot.The mixture was … Continue reading

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Vegetable Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JXDDN 25 July 2013 Vegetable Juice Twelve litres of vegetable juice was made from garden produce. Kale, beets, cucumbers,green beans and celery were the main ingredients. The produce was cooked and beat into a slurry and strained then placed in … Continue reading

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Bush Berry Juicing.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JTADN 19 July 2013 Bush Berries Juicing There are three bush berry plants in the garden, Black Currant, American Gooseberry, and European Gooseberry.The black currant berries are small and time consuming to pick.The American Gooseberry are large like small marbles, … Continue reading

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Cucumber

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CTODV 18 July 2013 First Cucumber Picking. The first cucumbers were picked today. They were made into juice. Growth was literally overnight from tiny fruit to adequate size. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YAIJR 16 July 2013 Cucumber plants thriving. The weather turned hot and … Continue reading

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Vegetable Juice.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TOPKE 18 July 2013 Vegetable Juice. Current mature garden vegetables were made into juice.Weight of 15 pounds and 10 litres of finished product. Selected were cucumbers, green beans, onion, basil, garlic,tomatoes, carrots.The vegetables were cut into manageable pieces and boiled … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HKSUW 17 July 2013 Japanese Beetle The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) skeletonizes the leaves of my grape vines. I have also seen a few on the potato plants in small numbers. They appear every year, certainly over the last three … Continue reading

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Lily Patch

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FJZRD 17 July 2013 Lily Patch My permanent lily patch.It produces a nice show of colour every year. All I do is weed it periodically and add some compost yearly.

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Purslane

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L) is abundant in my garden this year, so 40 litres was harvested and 25 made into juice and about 15 was dehydrated. The plants were cut at ground level to eliminate the root and associated soil.The … Continue reading

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Juicing Vegetables.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GWLAF 8 July 2013 Juicing Vegetables Some garden vegetable were mature and either needed to be used or destroyed so juice was made about nine litres. Vegetables used were peas, carrots, beets,purslane, Romaine lettuce, Pak Choy,celery, two kale, collards,basil, mint, … Continue reading

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