http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EFRBW 10 April 2014 Collards Repotted
Eight purchased collard plants were potted in a large container. They will be kept in the greenhouse until late April or early May, then placed in the outdoor garden. This method means that plants are quite large when outdoor planted, and the root system is well established.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KMCBJ 10 April 2014 Repotting Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts plants were purchased and moved to larger pots. This will enable the roots to enlarge and the plants will be strong and healthy when planted in the outdoor garden in about one month. Brussels sprouts thrive in cooler weather and they take a very long season to mature. They grow well in my zone 5.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NAWUQ 10 April 2014 Repotting Broccoli
Eight broccoli plants were purchased and moved to larger pots. This will enable the roots to enlarge and the plants will be strong and healthy when planted in the outdoor garden in about one month. Broccoli thrives in cooler weather.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NYKTO 8 April 2014 Gruel
Gruel, a mixture of seeds and nuts, used primarily as an addendum to breakfast. Ingredients are sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat grains. The ingredients are blended in water, placed in a double boiler to inhibit burning, cooked for about 1.5 hours, placed in liter jars and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Obviously these ingredients have gluten, which some people must avoid.Various grains and nuts could be substituted.
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These two videos explain how to ingest Marijuana instead of smoking. A small quantity of the butter may be utilized with any food.
HOW TO MAKE CANNABUTTER~Medical Marijuana Butter RECIPE~Ease Your Chronic Pain! Part 1.
How to Make CANNABUTTER PART 2~Cooking with Marijuana Butter to Ease Your Chronic Pain! Part 2
Where to purchase seeds in Canada.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YXWEE 13 March 2014 Wheat Belly Bread.
Homemade bread was made using quick yeast, whole wheat grains,a liter of corn, a liter of apple juice. The apple and corn were canned during the Summer. The ingredients were two liters of whole grains, one litter of corn , one liter of apple, three tablespoons of yeast.The wheat grains were made into flour using the Wondermill.This only takes a few minutes. The mixture was kneaded into a ball and shaped into loaves. The shaped loaves were allowed to rise for about two hours in the pans greased with Mazola oil, and cooked for about an hour at 375F.The finished texture is a heavy bread slightly leavened. I ingest about a slice per day. I have no gluten allergies and dismiss the wheat belly hysteria with a grain of salt.
Here is the corn and apple prepared when in season during the Summer.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GKCNW 2 August 2013 Corn Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PTKKA 12 September 2013 Juicing Apples
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JHLXO 15 February 2014 starting Walla Walla Onion Seeds.
Starting Walla Walla Onion Seeds for 2014. About 40 seeds were placed in one pot. They will be transplanted to individual pots when large enough to move. The pot was placed in a plastic bag to retain moisture and placed on a heating pad in the greenhouse. Walla Walla are my favorite onion for eating raw.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HGJNN 9 April 2014 Repotting tomatos. Some tomatoes were moved to larger pots. The main reason at this time is to make watering easier.The larger pot holds more moisture and watering times are not so critical.The plants are watered from the bottom by immersing in a container of water. This will be the last move until the plants are placed in the ground at the end of May.Pictures depict the process.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YSLUY 29 March 2014 Tomato Seedling Growth
Tomato seedling growth to date.Plants are healthy and growing well.It has been cool and not too sunny since starting even in the greenhouse.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DDATG 15 February 2014 Starting Tomato Seeds for 2014
Some tomato seeds were started for the 2014 season in the greenhouse. Selected were Lemon Boy,Bonny Best,Big Beef Hybrid, and Black Krim. Only five plants of each are required. Each seed type was placed in one pot, and will be transplanted into individual pots when they get large enough.The soil was my own home made in the Summer. Each pot was placed in a plastic bag until germination to keep the moisture level high. The pots were placed on a heating mat in the small greenhouse. Some more started on 21 February 2014. All are: Cherokee Purple, Gypsy, Paul Robson, Vorlon, Morado, Black Krim, Bonny Best, Big Beef, Celebrity, Lemon Boy,
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IEVCS 11 September 2013 Seedling Soil
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CKNCC 10 January 2014 Bread.
New batch of bread made today. These five loaves will last me about one month.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NKEQT 9 December 2013 Bread
Bread was made from fresh ground whole wheat grains and a litre of apple juice http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PTKKA 12 September 2013 Juicing Apples and corn http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GKCNW 2 August 2013 Corn Juice.The flour mill is perfect and is very quick. I have no gluten intolerance issues so am not concerned about wheat belly. Some leavening was obtained from double action baking powder. Liquid was obtained from apple and corn preserved in the Summer.Texture is ideal and taste is slightly sweet. The finished bread must be kept frozen if kept for more than about ten days.
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GXQWY Food Irradiation. Canadian Food Inspection Agency
What foods are currently permitted to be irradiated and sold in Canada?
Currently, onions, potatoes, wheat, flour, whole wheat flour, and whole or ground spices and dehydrated seasonings are approved for irradiation and sale in Canada.
How can I tell if food has been irradiated?
irradiated – international symbol
Pre-packaged foods that have been wholly irradiated display the international radiation symbol, along with a statement that the product has been irradiated. Food that is not pre-packaged must have a sign with this information displayed beside the food.
Pre-packaged foods that contain an irradiated ingredient which is more than 10 per cent of the finished product must indicate in the list of ingredients that the component is irradiated. If the ingredient makes up less than 10 per cent of the finished product, it is exempt from the labelling requirements.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HBVVD Does irradiating tomatoes kill their nutrition value? – Expert responds