11 May 2019 Vadalia Onions

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Purchased some vadalia onion seedlings and planted a row. These grow well and do not have a bite and can be used in sandwiches sliced without the sting. Another type is Walla Walla but my success in growing was not entirely successful. The vidalia keep well in my root cellar. The get about the size of an orange or a bit larger.

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7June 2019 Vidalia Onions Growing well
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The vidalia onions are growing well.This is about a month of growth from transplanting outdoors.

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10 May 2019 Chickpea Tempeh

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Chickpea tempeh was made. Procedure is routine. Boil for 45 minutes. Cool with water and rub off skins. Cook again for 45 minutes to soften. Cool to ambient about 20C. Add two tablespoons of vinegar to lower pH somewhat. Mix well and split beans as much as possible.Add starter and mix well. Add peas to molds and place in fermenter for 30 hours at 31C.

I make tempeh from soy bans, chickpeas and lentils, and switch back and forth. All make a fine daily food.
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Fermentation complete 32 hours.
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A bit more fermenting at room temperature. Aging if you like. About 48 hours total
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Notice how the mycelium has penetrated the chickpeas. Perfect Tempeh.

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9 May 2019 Potatoes (Planting)

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Forty four potatoes were planted. Thirty two for Winter storage and twelve for use fresh during the Summer. Expected harvest is about 3 to 5 pounds per plant. The type is purchased seed Norland and Yukon Gold. Row is 18 inches apart and spacing in the row is 16 inches.

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9 May 2019 Haskap (Lonicera caerulea)

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My Haskap are in full bloom. I planted a variety about five years ago, not knowing what type would thrive. Last year about five pounds of berries were obtained. Each berry has to b picked individually. I now use a sheet under the plants and shake the bush which is an effective picking method. Birds love them so I got an air balloon and will use it this year to deter the birds. They are the earliest fruit in my zone 5 about mid June. I use the fruit to make milk shakes.

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9 May 2019 Chickpeas (Planting)

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Three rows of chickpeas were planted 4 inches spacing, rows 18 inches spacing, about 1.5 inches deep.Peas from bulk barn. About 50 in each row.
The rows will be wood chip mulched later. This is my first experience with chickpeas.

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6 May 2019 Cucamelon (Melothria scabra)

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Seeds of the cucamelon were prepared for outdoor planting at the end of May. The seeds were spouted under a damp towel for three days until they sprouted, then placed in pots to get larger and establish strong roots. Th trellis was prepared for outdoor planting at the end of May.

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6 May 2019 Asparagus (2019 season)

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First cutting of 2019 600 grams. Type is Guelph Millennium.

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Aparagus cut today. 695 grams

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17 May 2019 Asparagus Cut today 495 Grams
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Cut 25 May 2019

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Cut today 529 grams

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28 May 2019 Asparagus 386 grams 386 grams Cut today
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5 May 2019 Sweet Potato Slips

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Sweet potato slips were produced from a purchased supermarket tuber. The potato was placed in water,and light and allowed to grow for about a month. They were then placed in a growing pot and will allowed to grow for about a month. They will be about 4 inches high and then will be planted outdoors when it is warm about 24 May in my area, Zone 5. Even these small slips will grow without further pot growing. I expect 3 to 5 pounds from each plant depending much upon warm weather. Harvest is late Fall.

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25 May 2019 Sweet Potato Planted outdoors.
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The four sweet potatoes growing in the greenhouse were planted in a rabbit protected outdoor garden. They will be harvested in late September. Expect about five pounds from each plant.

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29 April 2019 Marijuana Transplanting

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These plants are about 30 days planting from seeds. The roots are starting to be crowded so the plants were placed in larger containers. A sandwich bag was placed in the pot to prevent soil from escaping from the drainage holes. They may have to be moved to a large pot,depending upon how much they grow, since they cannot be placed outdoors for about another month due to frost.

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24 April 2019 Tomato Trellis

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An overhead trellis was made for 21 tomato plants.The trellis is made from fence posts and rebar and are tied together with plastic ties. The vines are supported by strings tied to the overhead trellis. The plants are allowed to free grow and supported when required. The bed is 8 feet wide and 24 feet long. Each plant has space of about 4 plus square feet. Production is from 300 to 500 pounds depending a great deal upon the weather.

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