Monthly Archives: September 2017

23 September 2017 Concord Grapes

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/23%20September%202017%20Concord%20Grapes/HTML/ 23 September 2017 Concord Grapes Concord Grapes were being offered for sale in my area. They appear perfect if a little late. Price $20.00 per bushel about 40 pounds, pick your own. I use around 100 or more pounds … Continue reading

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12 September 2017 Indian Corn

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/12%20September%202017%20Indian%20Corn/HTML/ 12 September 2017 Indian Corn The small patch of Indian Corn was picked today. It will be dried in the Sun for a few days then the kernels will be removed and dried for storage. The kernels will be … Continue reading

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11 September 2017 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/11%20September%202017%20Tempeh%20(Modified)/HTML/ 11 September 2017 Tempeh With several batches of tempeh produced and looking for improvements, one major change was adding a spoonful of sugar to stimulate the spores and to increase the incubation time to 30 (24) hours to make … Continue reading

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9 September 2017 Pear Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/9%20September%202017%20Pear%20Juice/HTML/ 9 September 2017 Pear Juice. Twenty pounds of ripe pears were selected for pressure canning. Ripeness is determined by finger pressing the pear shoulder and any inward softness is an indication of ripeness. Process: Wash, cut into quarters, cover … Continue reading

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7 September 2017 Six Vegetable Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/7%20September%202017%20Six%20Vegetable%20Juice/HTML/ 7 September 2017 Six Vegetable Juice Six mature vegetables; parsnips,beets,celeriac,basil,Brussels sprouts,beans, were processed into pressure canned juice. This was my first experience with celeriac. Weight of each product was; basil one pound, beets six pounds, beans 1.5 pounds, celeriac … Continue reading

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5 September 2017 Bartlett Pear

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/5%20September%202017%20Bartlett%20Pear/HTML/ 5 September 2017 Bartlett Pear About two bushels of Bartlett Pears were acquired from two places for making juice. A bushel is 60 pounds. Fifty six pounds were a present from a private garden. Fifty eight pounds dropped fruit … Continue reading

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3 September 2017 Garlic Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/3%20September%202017%20Garlic%20Juice/HTML/ 3 September 2017 Garlic Juice Five hundred grams of hard neck garlic was processed into about 150 grams of juice. Process was to remove the clove skins using a tortilla press. The skins lift off after being crushed. The … Continue reading

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2 September 2017 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/September%202017/2%20September%202017%20Tempeh/HTML/ 2 September 2017 Tempeh A new batch of tempeh was produced. A loaf is sufficient for one person for a three or four day supply. The fermenting was for 36 hours at 31C. This makes a firm loaf and … Continue reading

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1 September 20 Sweet Potato Harvest

http://durgan.org/2017/1%20September%2020%20Sweet%20Potato/HTML/ 1 September 20 Sweet Potato Ten sweet potato plants were harvested. The yield was 1.6 pounds per plant or total of 16 pounds. This is below expectations, which is about six pounds. The poor yield is probably due to … Continue reading

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