Monthly Archives: April 2017

30 April 2017 Cooking soy beans for making tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/30%20April%202017%20Cooking%20soy%20beans%20for%20making%20tempeh/HTML/ 30 April 2017 Cooking soy beans for making tempeh A half liter of dried soy beans were processed and frozen for making tempeh. This is my first attempt at the process. The skins were previously removed. The beans were … Continue reading

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30 April 2017 Tempeh: Removing soy bean skins

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/30%20April%202017%20Tempeh:%20Removing%20soy%20bean%20skins/HTML/ 30 April 2017 Tempeh: Removing soy bean skins Soy beans skins need be removed for making tempeh, since the starter spores have difficulty penetrating the soy beans with shell (skins) in place. The skins are firmly in place and … Continue reading

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28 April 2017 Seitan

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/28%20April%202017%20Seitan/HTML/ 28 April 2017 Seitan A batch of wheat gluten was mixed with juices and made into delicious buns. The buns are soft and chewy and most pleasant tasting. The gluten was purchased at Bulk Barn about $5.50 per pound. … Continue reading

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27 April 2017 Peas

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/27%20April%202017%20Peas/HTML/ 27 April 2017 Peas A 25 foot row of sugar snap and snow peas germinated and are growing well. Half the row was of each type, both edible pod. The ground temperature hovered around about 12C during this growing … Continue reading

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26 April 2017 Planting Parsnips

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/26%20April%202017%20Planting%20Parsnips/HTML/ 26 April 2017 Planting Parsnips Two types of Parsnip seed were planted using the board method. The two types are Javelin and Hollow Crown. Parsnip are slow germinating and it is recommended to use fresh seed from the year … Continue reading

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26 April 2017 Planting Vidalia Onion Seedlings

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/26%20April%202017%20Planting%20Vidalia%20Onion%20Seedlings/HTML/ 26 April 2017 Planting Vidalia Onion Seedlings Two flats of Vidalia onion seedlings were purchased and planted. This onion grows to about tennis ball size and has absolutely no sting. It makes a nice sandwich onion. It is comparable … Continue reading

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26 April 2017 Planting beets (Board Method)

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/26%20April%202017%20Planting%20beets/HTML/ 26 April 2017 Planting beets A 25 foot row of Detroit Dark Red beet seeds were planted using the board method. Spacing was about 5 inches. Beets always thrive in my garden except some year’s the flea beetle damages … Continue reading

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25 April 2017 Planting Carrots Board Method

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/25%20April%202017%20Planting%20Carrots%20Board%20Method/HTML/ 25 April 2017 Planting Carrots Board Method Carrot seed to obtain good germination and spacing some steps can be taken. Encapsulate the seeds to make them larger and easier to handle, and use the board method to improve germination. … Continue reading

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25 April 2017 Carrots.(Preparation for planting)

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/25%20Apil%202017%20Carrots/HTML/ 25 April 2017 Carrots. Carrot seed is quite small and difficult to plant at an appropriate spacing. Thinning small plants is a tedious task. My method is to enclose the seed in a soft tissue ball, which makes planting … Continue reading

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22 April 2017 Making Seitan

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/23%20April%202017%20Making%20Seitan/HTML/ 22 April 2017 Making Seitan Red Fife whole wheat grains were ground to flour in a Whisper Mill. One liter of wheat was mixed with water into a stiff dough and allowed to sit under water for at least … Continue reading

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