http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/29%20October%202017%20Tempeh/HTML/ 29 October 2017 Tempeh.
Tempeh fermented for 36 hours. A teaspoon of molasses and a teaspoon of cider was added to enhance the fermenting, which it did as evidenced by the vigorous mycelium growth.
http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/28%20October%202017%20Decarboxylation%20of%20Marijuana%20using%20Pressure%20Cooker/HTML/ Decarboxylation of Marijuana using Pressure Cooker.
Experimenting with decarboxylation of raw marijuana material it was decided to use the pressure cooker. The internal temperate reaches 240 F almost ideal for decarboxylation. Four batches convinced me the technique worked. How well?
Procedure. Pick the marijuana material. Trim away the larger leaves and stems. Loosely stuff the end product into liter jars. Install canning lids. Place in Pressure Canner and cook for 15 PSI for one hour. Let cool. Store in refrigerator. Use as required. No rot or mold can take place since inside of the jar is pressure steamed vacuum sealed.
http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/24%20October%202017%20Pawpaw%20Asimina%20triloba/HTML/ 24 October 2017 Pawpaw Asimina triloba
Six pawpaw fruit were taken off the ground under the Asimina triloba tree. This is the most collected on one day. So far this year ten fruit have been collected. It appears even green color the fruit is still sweet. There appear about 15 or more more to ripen. There are two trees. Delicious to eat, skin and all.
Preparing marijuana for making edibles. Decarboxylation and making cannabutter The initial process is called decarboxylation. This procedure works fine with minimum effort. This procedure removes the work out of trimming the raw product.
Here is the vanilla method of Decarboxylation Marijuana Using Pressure Canner. .
Raw (300) grams just plucked bud. Trim the gross leaves. Stuff into a one liter jar and cover with a canning top and place in a Pressure Canner. My canner Presto accommodate 7 jars. Properly pressure can at 15 PSI for 1.5 hours. Let cool,store and use as required. Each jar is decarboxylated ready to make cannabutter. The jars are vacuum sealed and should keep for a long periods.
Making Cannabutter using double boiler.
One half pound of not salted butter, one liter of water, a liter of prepared decarboxylated marijuana. Mix together in the double boiler. Cook with lid on for three hours, stir occasionally. Cool in a bowl, strain the gross material, place in the refrigerator until, layers form, 6 hours or overnight. Discard the water. Store in the refrigerator.The residue is cannabutter. Use as required.
http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/21%20October%202017%20Marijuna%20Seeds/HTML/ 21 October 2017 Marijuana Seeds
One marijuana plant produces many viable seeds. Sellers on the Internet are asking around $10.00 per seed. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container after drying. Check viability by placing between two layers of a paper towel and keeping damp. Small shoots will appear after three or four days if viable Treat as you would normal plant seeds. Seeds vary in size considerably up to as large as a small marble.
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There are a few parsnips remaining in the garden and one, 2.2 pounds, was prepared for supper. Parsnips cook quickly, by steaming for about 20 minutes. There were garnished with brown sugar and soy sauce. They have so much substance that they make a meal alone. Picture depict the procedure.
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The main crop of garlic was planted using bulbils, rounds matured. This allows the total main crop to be utilized for market. A total of 140 cloves were planted. Time to plant three hours. Spacing was 6 inches and a depth of two inches. The rows were covered with mulch after planting. The small shoots have no difficulty in penetrating the mulch. The bed requires no maintenance until harvest. The cloves are smaller than using the typical method but this not obvious. Harvest is next July or August 2018
http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/18%20October%202017%20Planting%20Garlic%20Rounds/HTML/ 18 October 2017 Planting Garlic Rounds
Forty garlic Rounds were planted, only about 25 are needed. Spacing is about 4 inches, depth is about 1 inch. A row and a half was used. These will produce a bulb with four cloves. These cloves will be used to propagate the main crop when planted in the Fall of 2018. The rows were covered with mulch to protect for overwintering. This sequence is used so the main crop can be utilized.
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Garlic bulbils (30) were planted. These bulbils will grow into a single bulb called a Round, which will be harvested in July of 2018. The Round will be planted in October of 2018 and will produce a bulb consisting of four or five cloves, harvested in 2019 which will be used for propagating the main garlic crop in 2020. This procedure allows the main garlic crop to be utilized. The effort is minimal and takes little room in the garden, also a disease free plant is produced. The normal procedure is to use part of the main crop for propagation.
http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/17%20October%202017%20Pawpaw%20-%20Asimina%20triloba/HTML/ 17 October 2017 Pawpaw – Asimina triloba
The pawpaw fruit is beginning to ripen. It falls off the tree when ripe. Snails damage them if left on the ground. The fruit is custard like. So far there have been collected. There are about 20 on my two trees. The fruit is difficult to distinguish amongst the large leaves. This is my first large harvest.