Celery

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OHMHR 10 May 2015 Celery
Eight celery plants were moved to the outdoor garden.The plants were in the greenhouse for about ten days to establish strong roots.

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Paeonia tenuifolia ( Fern-Leaf Peony )

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MTATM 10 May 2015 Paeonia tenuifolia ( Fern-Leaf Peony)
The beautiful Paeonia tenuifolia (Fern-Leaf Peony) is in full bloom.

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Escarole

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JCDCG 10 May 2015 Escarole
This is my first experience growing this plant
http://www.cookthink.com/reference/2667/What_is_escarole Description.

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Garlic bulbils

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RGXCB 10 May 2015 Garlic bulbils
The garlic bulbils, saved seed, is growing well. They will produce one large clove at harvest time in July. It appear all that were planted germinated.

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Asparagus

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MVCLD 8 May 2015 Asparagus
The first Asparagus (Guelph Millennium) was harvested today. Two pounds were obtained. The bed was created about five years ago and consists of about ten plants. The stalks need be cut about every other day.


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10 May 2015 Asparagus Second cutting
1.25 pounds.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IOIDN 11 May 2015 Asparagus
Third cutting. One pound.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DLYIW 15 May 2015 Asparagus
Fourth cutting one pound.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YMTAQ 17 May 2015 Asparagus
Fifth cutting one pound.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MIBMS 19 May 2015 Asparagus
Sixth cutting One pound.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WMIZQ 23 May 2015 Asparagus
Seventh Cutting One pound. About 8 pounds to date.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HFRAB 26 May 2015 Asparagus
Eighth cutting 9 pounds to date. Conditions are dry so watered the bed today.

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City Compost

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ERHXL 8 May 2015 City Compost
The city supplies vegetative compost free of charge during the month of may. Pick up two garbage cans once a day. I use a box in the van about half a cubic yard and go every morning for a load.This is added to the garden and worked in using the small rototiller. It seems to be sufficient fertilizer for good growth.

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Tomato Support Structure.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HPJUS 4 May 2014 Overhead Tomato Support Structure
A support structure for 24 tomato plants was constructed from rebar, fence posts and plastic ties. The structure is slightly over 6 feet high. The plants are tied via 1/4 inch soft rope as required.The plants are free to grow unimpeded.

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Haskap

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Seven Haskap (Blue Honeysuckle – Lonicera caerulea L.)plants are in the garden. This will be the fourth year since planting. There are many blossoms so expect a reasonable harvest. The chicken wire fence is to discourage birds. I cover with a fiber glass screen when the berries start getting ripe.

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Collards

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MTDRW 3 May 2015 Collards
Eight collard plants were placed in garden. The plants were purchased.

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Peas

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TJZGP 2 May 2015 Planting Peas
A 24 foot row of Sugar Snap peas was planted. Both the pod and peas are edible. A trellis four feet high and 24 feet long was made from concrete reinforcing wire, 4 by 8 feet pieces,and held in position with fence posts. Peas were planted one inch deep and two inch spacing along the wire.Ground temperature is 60 degree F or about 16 C.

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