Monthly Archives: May 2016

31 May 2016 Rhubarb

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/31%20May%202016%20Rhubarb/HTML/ 31 May 2016 Rhubarb Fifteen pounds of rhubarb from six plants was cooked with five pounds of delicious apples,and processed into 18 liters of juice and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minute for long term storage at … Continue reading

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30 May 2016 Watermelon (Crimson Sweet)

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/30%20May%202016%20Watermelon/HTML/ 30 May 2016 Watermelon A flat of watermelon plants were purchased. Crimson sweet is the type. There were two in each division and four divisions. There were planted in four spaces and will be allowed to trail around the … Continue reading

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30 May 2016 Okra (Jambalaya hybrid)

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/30%20May%202016%20Okra/HTML/ 30 May 2016 Okra A row of Okra (Jambalaya hybrid) seeds were planted. Okra grows well depending upon how hot the Summer is in Zone 5. This year it should do well. The mulch was removed and the seeds … Continue reading

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30 May 2016 Garden Mulched

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/30%20May%202016%20Garden%20Mulched/HTML/ 30 May 2016 Garden Mulched My complete garden is mulched with wood chips, which are from deciduous trees composted for about a year. The mulch is scraped back to plant seeds and seedlings as required. The main purpose of … Continue reading

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27 May 2016 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus Roseum)

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/27%20May%202016%20Snowball%20Bush%20(Viburnum%20opulus%20Roseum)/HTML/ 27 May 2016 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus Roseum) 27 May 2016 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’) is in full bloom.

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27 May 2016 Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/27%20May%202016%20Honeysuckle%20(Lonicera%20tatarica)%20Arnold%20Red/HTML/ 27 May 2016 Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) Arnold Red) This pretty shrub flowers yearly. There is no scent to the flowers. No bugs attack this plant. Strictly ornamental.

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27 May 2016 Tehranivee Sweet Cherry

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/27%20May%202016%20Tehranivee%20Sweet%20Cherry/HTML/ 27 May 2016 Tehranivee Sweet Cherry This fine fruit tree grows well but must elude frost and birds particularly robins to get any harvest. The late Spring frost destroyed all fruit the last two years. And three years ago … Continue reading

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24 May 2016 Eggplant

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/24%20May%202016%20Eggplant/HTML/ 24 May 2016 Eggplant Eight eggplant were placed outdoors. Four Dusky and four Black Magic. These grow well in the garden. One pest is the Colorado Potato Beetle, which are manually removed when they appear.

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Chitting potatoes with a difference.

Some years I chit my seed potatoes by simply placing them in bright light usually in an egg carton. They often dry out. They grow but look sort of unhealthy. This year I placed some in a small pot filled … Continue reading

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23 May 2016 Yellow Bush Beans

http://durgan.org/2016/May%202016/23%20May%202016%20Yellow%20Bush%20Beans/HTML/ 23 May 2016 Yellow Bush Beans An 8 foot row of yellow bush beans was planted. A board was placed on top of the row to encourage germination by inhibiting soil drying due to Sun. Soil temperature was 22C. … Continue reading

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