Monthly Archives: August 2017

29 August 2017 Garlic Bed (Preparation)

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/29%20August%202017%20Garlic%20Bed/HTML/ 29 August 2017 Garlic Bed The garlic bed was prepared for the 2017\2018 season to be planted in October. The selected area is rototilled and the rows are marked with boards. The whole area is covered with wood chip … Continue reading

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27 August 2017 Yukon Gold Potatoes

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/27%20August%202017%20Yukon%20Gold%20Potatoes/HTML/ 27 August 2017 Yukon Gold Potatoes The last of the Yukon Gold Potatoes were harvested. There were eight plants with the seed potato position marked by a stake. The yield was on average 1 kg per plant total being … Continue reading

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27 August 2017 Ring of Fire Peppers

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/27%20August%202017%20Ring%20of%20Fire%20Peppers/HTML/ 27 August 2017 Ring of Fire Peppers There are six plants starting to produce. The pepper are picked as they ripen and left in the greenhouse to dry completely. They are then blended into a powder and used as … Continue reading

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27 August 2017 Pontiac Red Potatoes

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/27%20August%202017%20Pontiac%20Red%20Potatoes/HTML/ 27 August 2017 Pontiac Red Potatoes Eight Pontiac Red Potatoes were harvested. The vegetation has died off. All the potatoes were a good size. The average production was 2 kilograms per plant. Sixteen kg were placed in the root … Continue reading

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26 August 2017 Tomato Blight

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/26%20August%202017%20Tomato%20Blight/HTML/ 26 August 2017 Tomato Blight Tomato blight struck about one week ago. All plants shriveled up and died within a few days. The fruit got ever expanding rot. I harvested about 60 pounds and canned prior to the outbreak. … Continue reading

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24 August 2014 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/24%20August%202014%20Tempeh/HTML/ 24 August 2014 Tempeh Tempeh made total time 24 hours. This shows the fermenting part. The beans were prepared by boiling for ~30 minutes, running under cold water and removing the skins by hand rubbing and flushing,, steam pressure … Continue reading

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23 August 2017 Canning to Date (Pressure Canning)

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/23%20August%202017%20Canning%20to%20Date/HTML/lentils%20006.htm 23 August 2017 Canning to Date My stock of Pressure Canned produce totals 192 liters to date. The material is in liter jars in boxes containing 12 jars. Produce consists of:Peaches,Tomato,Vegetables,Corn,Blueberry,Green Bean,Gooseberry,Green Pea,Black Currant. Still to accumulate is Concord … Continue reading

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22 August 2017 Lentils (Spouts)

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/22%20August%202017%20Lentils/HTML/ 22 August 2017 Lentils After experimenting with various sprouts over time, it was decided to settle on lentils as a daily fresh diet addition. Lentils spout easily in 48 hours and are low cost and readily available. Half a … Continue reading

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20 August 2017 Parsnips

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/20%20August%202017%20Parsnips/HTML/ 20 August 2017 Parsnips My method of parsnip cooking to encourage consumption by young grandchildren. The parsnips are steam cooked for about ten minutes. Parsnips cook quickly so some care is required. After steaming the sliced pieces are sautéed … Continue reading

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19 August 2017 Peach Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/19%20August%202017%20Peach%20Juice/HTML/ 19 August 2017 Peach Juice Nine liters of pressure canned juice was made from 22 pounds of peaches picked off my one peach tree. The peaches were perfect and fully tree ripened. For the last week the squirrels destroyed … Continue reading

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