Monthly Archives: August 2016

29 August 2016 Sicilian Saucer Tomatoes

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/29%20August%202016%20Sicilian%20Saucer%20Tomatoes/HTML/ 29 August 2016 Sicilian Saucer Tomatoes. There are two Sicilian Saucer Tomato plants which are prolific producers. The fruit are large. The heaviest being 2 pounds and the texture is excellent. However all the fruit is somewhat scared. Twenty … Continue reading

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29 August 2016 Okra

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/29%20August%202016%20Okra/HTML/ 29 August 2016 Okra A few okra fingers were harvested today and cooked for a noon snack. The fingers were sliced, cooked in a cast iron frying pan in butter, and steamed a few minutes. They cook very quickly. … Continue reading

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27 August 2016 Watermelon (Juice)

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/27%20August%202016%20Watermelon/HTML/ 27 August 2016 Watermelon (Juice) A 20 pound local grown watermelon was purchased and processed into 7 liter jars of pressure canned juice. Only the thin green skin was removed and the rind utilized, which is touted to have … Continue reading

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26 August 2016 Spanish Onions

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/26%20August%202016%20Spanish%20Onions/HTML/ 26 August 2016 Spanish Onions These Spanish onions were planted 20 April 2016 about 120 days. They are excellent quality. They were trimmed an set out to dry thoroughly before being stored in the root cellar. Total weight obtained … Continue reading

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25 August 2016 Okra

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/25%20August%202016%20Okra/HTML/ 25 August 2016 Okra There are four Okra plant growing very well this year due to hot dry weather. The pods must be picked daily or they get hard and inedible. The largest in this group is too mature … Continue reading

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25 August 2016 Tomato Celery Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/25%20August%202016%20Tomato%20Celery%20Juice/HTML/ 25 August 2016 Tomato Celery Juice Fifty pound of tomatoes and five pounds of celery were taken from the garden and processed into 17 liters of pressure canned juice. About ten pounds of the tomatoes were selected for table … Continue reading

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23 August 2016 Eggplant

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/23%20August%202016%20Eggplant/HTML/ 23 August 2016 Eggplant Twelve pounds of eggplant, dusky and black magic, were made into 11 liters of pressure canned juice, 15 PSI for 15 minutes. About five pounds of large cucumbers were added, not shown in the pictures. … Continue reading

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22 August 2016 Cantaloupe (Juice)

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/22%20August%202016%20Cantaloupe/HTML/ 22 August 2016 Cantaloupe Cantaloupe are in season and abundant in my area. Five, about three pounds average weight each, were purchased for $2.50 each one. The rind and seeds were removed, the main part was cut into small … Continue reading

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21 August 2016 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/21%20August%202016%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 21 August 2016 Tomato Juice Fifty pounds of tomatoes were picked and processed into 24 liters of tomato juice. Twenty four liter jars of pressure canned juice was obtained. Annotated pictures delineate the process.

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20 August 2016 Garlic (Harvesting differently)

http://durgan.org/2016/August%202016/20%20August%202016%20Garlic/HTML/ 20 August 2016 Garlic Three garlic plants were left in the ground to have the seeds, bulbils, fully dried and mature. The main bulb loses the outer sheath and the indivual cloves get much larger than when harvested with … Continue reading

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