Monthly Archives: April 2016

22 April 2016 Carrots (Board Method)

http://durgan.org/2016/June %202016/17%20June%202016%20Carrot%20growth/HTML/ 17 June 2016 Carrot growth The carrots are thriving justifying the board method of planting. http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/29%20May%202016%20Carrots/HTML/ 29 May 2016 Carrots Two rows of carrots are growing well. The small weeds have to be removed by hand. The soil … Continue reading

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22 April 2016 Kefir

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/22%20April%202016%20Kefir/HTML/ 22 April 2016 Kefir I had three batches of kefir fermenting and getting too much ahead. The three jars were strained and the grain all mixed in one jar, milk added for food, and stored in the refrigerator until … Continue reading

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21 April 2016 Horseradish

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/21%20April%202016%20Horseradish/HTML/ 21 April 2016 Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) Two horseradish plants were moved to a new bed to mature. They were over-wintered in pots in the ground. The plant is treated as an annual. Any piece of a root will re-grow. … Continue reading

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20 April 2016 Planting Onions

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/20%20April%202016%20Planting%20Onions/HTML/ 20 April 2016 Planting Onions About 150 Spanish Onions were planted in an area of 4 feet by 8 feet. The sets were planted at 5 inch centers. The soil was firmed around the bulbs using a hand press. … Continue reading

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19 April 2016 Planting Potatoes

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/20%20April%202016%20Marking%20Seed%20Potato/HTML/ 20 April 2016 Marking Seed Potato Each seed potato is marked. The vegetation is all gone when digging and this identifies the center of the clustered new potatoes. If watering is necessary it indicates were to put the water … Continue reading

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17 April 2016 Kefir

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/17%20April%202016%20Kefir%20from%20Grains/HTML/ 17 April 2016 Kefir from Grains. The finished kefir is thick and is eaten similar to jello, and a drink can be made by adding some of the whey and mixing. This is the conventional method of making, but … Continue reading

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17 April 2016 Kefir. Using whey for starter.

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/17%20April%202016%20Kefir/HTML/ 17 April 2016 Kefir. Using whey for starter. Whey was used for starter and the kefir was processed this morning after 24 hours fermentation. The kefir was good quality but no large grins were obtained. A new batch was … Continue reading

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16 April 2016 Kefir

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/16%20April%202016%20Kefir/HTML/ 16 April 2016 Kefir A completed batch of grain kefir was processed. The removed grains were added to milk to make new batch ready for fermentation. Another batch was prepared using only some of the whey as a starter … Continue reading

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15 April 2016 Kefir From Grains

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/15%20April%20Kefir%20From%20Grains/HTML/ 15 April 2016 Kefir From Grains A tablespoon of kefir grains was purchased for $5.00 from a seller off KIJIJI in Kitchener. Apparently these grains are older than God, and will be used for my future seed to make … Continue reading

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14 April 2016 Kefir Processing Kefir

http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/14%20April%20Kefir%20Processing%20Kefir/HTML/ 14 April Kefir Processing Kefir While experimenting making kefir it was found the product could be made using the whey from the previous batch as a starter. Apparently there is enough bacteria to produce kefir. A portion of the … Continue reading

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