Monthly Archives: May 2017

18 April 2017 Asparagus

http://durgan.org/2017/April%202017/18%20April%202017%20Asparagus/HTML/ 18 April 2017 Asparagus First of the season 2017 asparagus. The bed is permanent about 8 feet by 5 feet, and was planted with 11 crowns of Guelph Millennium about 9 years ago. It will be left one more … Continue reading

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19 May 2017 Dinner

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/19%20May%202017%20Dinner/HTML/ 19 May 2017 Dinner Dinner; tempeh, pea soup, asparagus, boiled egg, and a glass of mixed juice. All made in my kitchen. Soup was made previously and frozen, tempeh was recent, asparagus fresh. Juice was sprouted lentils and various … Continue reading

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19 May 2017 Basil Eggplant Celeriac

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/19%20May%202017%20Basil%20Eggplant%20Celeriac/HTML/ 19 May 2017 Basil Eggplant Celeriac Planted 8 eggplants 4 sicilian and 4 black ruby, 6 green basil, and 8 celeriac. These were purchased. The eggplant are most prolific and grow exceedingly well in my garden. This is my … Continue reading

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18 May 2017 Sweet Potato planted outdoors

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/18%20May%202017%20Sweet%20Potato%20planted%20outdoors/HTML/ 18 May 2017 Sweet Potato planted outdoors Eleven sweet potato plants grown from my last year’s crop were moved outdoors. Six were in large pots and five in smaller cups. The slips were started too early and had to … Continue reading

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18 May 2017 Tomato Lemon Boy

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/18%20May%202017%20Tomato%20Lemon%20boy/HTML/ 18 May 2017 Tomato Lemon boy This is a hybrid and it is found the fruit is usually perfect about baseball size. It has a attractive yellow color and is most prolific. I usually grow three for contrast with … Continue reading

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18 May 2017 Tomatoes (Planting outdoors)

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/18%20May%202017%20Tomatoes%20Planting/HTML/ 18 May 2017 Tomatoes Planting Eighteen tomato plants were moved from the greenhouse to the outdoor garden. They are close to a vertical post and are supported by strings tied to an overhead structure. They are not suckered, hence … Continue reading

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17 March 2017 Tempeh Starter Soy Substrate

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/17%20March%202017%20Tempeh%20Starter%20Soy%20Substrate/HTML/ 17 March 2017 Tempeh Starter Soy Substrate Tempeh spore starter was made using soy flour instead of rice flour for a substrate. The spores were obtained by double fermenting the time (60 hours) on a previous batch of tempeh. … Continue reading

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17 March 2017 Tempeh (Third Batch) (Starter from Previous Batch)

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/17%20March%202017%20Tempeh%20(Third%20Batch)/HTML/ 17 March 2017 Tempeh (Third Batch) My third batch of tempeh was made using spores from the previous batch. This means there is no requirement for purchasing starter spores for future production. The cotton wrapping cloth keeps the humidity … Continue reading

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16 May 2017 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/16%20May%202017%20Fern-Leaf%20Peony/HTML/ 16 May 2017 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) This beautiful perennial grows a bit larger every year. The flowers last a few days and are a beautiful deep red. It is expensive to purchase. Best propagated from a root. They … Continue reading

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14 May 2017 Making Tempeh Starter

http://durgan.org/2017/May%202017/14%20May%202017%20Making%20Tempeh%20Starter/HTML/index.htm 14 May 2017 Making Tempeh Starter Finding commercial supplier prices for starter spores to be outrageous, it was decided try and make my own from a previous batch of Tempeh. Procedure was to allow a block to ferment longer … Continue reading

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