Monthly Archives: July 2015

Garlic

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/23%20July%202015%20Garlic/HTML/ 23 July 2015 Garlic A row of garlic was pulled for drying. The bulbs are solid with no bursting so some were left in the ground to mature more. The scapes were left on and formed bulbils or seeds … Continue reading

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Escapade Rose, Cluster Rose

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/22%20July%202015%20Escapade%20Rose.%20Cluster%20Rose/HTML/ 22 July 2015 Escapade Rose. Cluster Rose This Escapade Rose, Cluster Rose (Floribundas) blooms profusely all summer, with periodic deadheading. The vegetation is very prickly. The rose withstands adverse conditions. During heavy rainfalls the rose roots are in water … Continue reading

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Bee balm (Monarda didyma)

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/22%20July%202015%20Bee%20balm%20%28Monarda%20didyma%29/HTML/ 22 July 2015 Bee balm (Monarda didyma) My perennial Bee Balm plant is in full bloom. There are actually two bumble bees collecting food.Bees are very rare in my garden.

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Yukon Gold Potato

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/22%20July%202015%20Yukon%20Gold%20Potato/HTML/ 22 July 2015 Yukon Gold Potato Th first Yukon Gold Potato was dug. The plant yielded 3.5 pounds of quality potatoes. The seed was planted about four inches deep and the area was mulched with wood chips. All the … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Juice

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/20%20July%202015%20Gooseberry%20Juice/HTML/ 20 July 2015 Gooseberry Juice Nine pounds of European gooseberries were picked from my one bush and processed into six liters of juice. A few American berries were picked and added.The berries were cooked until soft, then beat into … Continue reading

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Vegetable Juice

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/19%20July%202015%20Vegetable%20Juice/HTML/ 19 July 2015 Vegetable Juice Twenty three liters of juice was made from current garden vegetables, kale, carrot, celery, beets, cucumbers, basil, dill. The carrots tops were incorporated. Process was to cut into small pieces, cook until soft, blend … Continue reading

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First Potato of Season Superior

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/16%20July%202015%20First%20Potato%20of%20Season%20Superior/HTML/ 16 July 2015 First Potato of Season Superior First potato plant of the season was dug, Superior, weight 2 pounds, excellent quality. The tubers were cooked in a Dutch oven at 400F for 50 minutes, served with butter.

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Victorio Juicer Modified Mounting clamp

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/15%20July%202015%20Victorio%20Modified%20Mounting%20clamp/HTML/ 15 July 2015 Victorio Modified Mounting clamp The mounting clamp on the Victorio Juicer is not adequate for mounting on a modern kitchen rounded counter top. It slips in use, so I decided to modify. A strong clamp was … Continue reading

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First use of Victorio Juicer

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/13%20July%202015%20First%20use%20of%20Victorio%20Juicer/HTML/ 13 July 2015 First use of Victorio Juicer My recently purchased electric motor driven was tested making juice from garden vegetables.The main advantage over a hand turned food mill is the automatic cranking, which marginally reduces some labour. The … Continue reading

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Cucumbers first harvest

http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%202015/11July%202015%20Cucumbers%20first%20harvest/HTML/ 11July 2015 Cucumbers first harvest First harvest of cucumbers, Cross Country Hybrid. Total weight 10 pounds. No sign of any problems either insect or fungus. I am recording quantity produced over the season about eight plants

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