Monthly Archives: June 2018

19 June 2018 Garden Juice (kale,parsley,basil,romaine)

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/19%20June%202018%20Garden%20Juice/HTML/ 19 June 2018 Garden Juice Some garden produce was ready for preserving. This is the first for the 2018 season. The produce was kale,basil,parsley and romaine lettuce. A total of 5634 grams was processed and pressured canned in 16 … Continue reading

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18 June 2018 Garden (After a rain)

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/18%20June%202018%20Garden/HTML/ 18 June 2018 Garden It has been dry for about ten days. Today there was a pleasant rain most welcome. I have been watering selectively the roots by pail but this at best is a stopgap. I have no … Continue reading

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17 June 2018 Romaine Lettuce

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/17%20June%202018%20Romaine%20Lettuce/HTML/ 17 June 2018 Romaine Lettuce http://durgan.org/2011/?p=7103 Planting information. One Romaine lettuce was pulled for the table. The plants are perfect and very large. Even the outer leaves are tender. I pull the outer leaves and work to the center. … Continue reading

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15 June 2018 Fiber Glass Net

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/15%20June%202018%20Fiber%20Glass%20Net/HTML/ 15 June 2018 Fiber Glass Net A fiber glass net is used on various fruit trees to deter bird damage. Fiber glass is very tough and is usually kept in place using plastic ties. It is not large enough … Continue reading

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15 June 2018 Celeriac (Apium graveolens L)

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/15%20June%202018%20Celeriac/HTML/ 15 June 2018 Celeriac (Apium graveolens L) Eight celeriac plants were purchased and placed in the outdoor garden. Closely elated to celery but is used like turnip or potato. Rarely offered as a vegetable in NA. My second year … Continue reading

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15 June 2018 Sheet and Shake (SS) to pick berries.

http://durgan.org/2012/June%202012/15%20June%202018%20Sheet%20and%20Shake/HTML/ 15 June 2018 Sheet and Shake to pick berries. Introduced to Haskap berries in the home garden a few years ago, I got a few pounds and found they were tedious to pick manually. It was discovered that the … Continue reading

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13 June 2018 Weigela (Caprifoliaceae)

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/13%20June%202018%20Weigela%20(Caprifoliaceae)/HTML/ 13 June 2018 Weigela (Caprifoliaceae) I use this plant to hide the roof water barrels. It should be pruned after flowing, since blooms are produced on growth new this year. It is a pretty shrub and has many colors.

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13 June 2018 Shirley Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/13%20June%202018%20Shirley%20Poppy/HTML/ 13 June 2018 Shirley Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) One Shirley Poppy plant is flowering. These come up all over the garden. They are left to bloom where they come up. One plant produces many flowers and they take on all … Continue reading

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10 June 2018 Haskap. Lonicera caerulea L.

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/10%20June%202018%20Haskap/HTML/ 10 June 2018 Haskap. Lonicera caerulea L. The berries were picked of my six Haskap plants. 1546 grams were obtained.The fruit is hard to pick manually, since both hands are required to locate the berries. The fruit is always … Continue reading

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9 June 2018 Dracunculus vulgaris

http://durgan.org/2018/June%202018/9%20June%202018%20Dracunculus%20vulgaris/HTML/ 9 June 2018 Dracunculus vulgaris This grows every year from two bulbs planted ten years ago. The vegetation disappears completely during the Summer. When the flowers first open they have a strong unpleasant odor to attract flies for pollination. … Continue reading

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