Monthly Archives: April 2014

Soil Block Mold Testing on Snow Peas.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JYUWW Soil Block Molds. Purchased soil block mold from Lee Valley. Testing this device to determine if germination is better, and if easier to transplant in outdoor garden. Chose Pak Choy and Snow Peas for my test. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YAQUO 26 April … Continue reading

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Planting Sugar Beets

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SYSCF 25 April 2014 Planting Sugar Beets A 24 foot row of sugar beets planted using non GMO seed. Seeds were planted at 4 inch spacing and will be thinned to eight inches later. The board method was used. Pictures … Continue reading

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Beets

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HHPXE 24 April 2014 Planting Beets. Detroit Dark Red A twelve foot row of Detroit Dark Red beets was planted using the board method. The board keeps the seeds relatively moist, protects from heavy rain, discourages birds from eating the … Continue reading

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Dispensing Small Seeds

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HILWY 23 April 2014 Dispensing Small Seeds Dispensing small seeds can be difficult. I have tried most devices sold to ease the problem and found all utterly useless.Today wandering through a Dollar Store I found this deice with a rotating … Continue reading

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Carrots

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WRTIC 23 April 2014 Planting Carrots A ten foot row of Scarlet Nantes was planted. Some mason sand was added to the row and rototilled into the soil. The seed was planted by broadcasting in pinches. The seed was patted … Continue reading

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Onions

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TUAJW 20 April 2014 Planting Onions Two rows of onions were planted, on row of bulbs Spanish, one row of plants Sweet Giant. Rows are one feet apart and plant spacing is about eight inches in the row. Later a … Continue reading

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Potatoes

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CPUNS 21 April 2014 Planting Potatoes Three rows of potatoes were planted about twenty to each row. The soil was loosened with the small Honda Rototiller. The rows are three feet apart and the seed potatoes are one foot apart … Continue reading

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Crocus

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WZVQI 13 April 2014 Crocus. The crocus are blooming first day. Snow just disappeared on the 12 of April. Spring at last.

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Blackberry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OVEYW 11 April 2014 Pruning Thornless Blackberry Bushes My two thornless blackberry bushes were pruned. They become a mess each year since growth is prodigious. I remove cross growing material and generally try to tidy the bushes. Some years I … Continue reading

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Red Kale

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZYOVX 5 May 2014 Planting Red Kale in Garden Eight red kale plants were placed in the outdoor garden. The plants have been int the greenhouse for about a month and have large strong roots. Kale can withstand so frost … Continue reading

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