• June 23, 2020

    Early Starts with the AeroGarden

    In Alaska, starting plants indoors takes some effort. They need lights.   They need good soil (eventually).  And based on the part of the state you ...
  • May 26, 2020

    Southcentral Gardening Thoughts Amid COV...

    As the zombie apocalypse known as COVID-19 recedes into a not so distant and unpleasant memory, we make our way into spring and early summer.   This ...
  • March 31, 2020

    Crop Rotation in Raised Beds

    One of the fallouts from the Alaska Master Gardener Online course has been an appreciation of crop rotation, yet another thing I haven’t been doing....
  • January 21, 2020

    Vermiculture With the Worm Factory 360

    One of the science projects I’ve managed to get myself into is vermiculture. Using a Worm Factory 360 in my heated garage, my worms manufacture comp...
  • January 13, 2020

    Gooseberries – Paying Attention to...

    This post is more or less an object lesson in pruning (or the lack thereof). In some ways, a cautionary tale, as I have some (a bunch) work to do...

Early Starts with the AeroGarden

In Alaska, starting plants indoors takes some effort. They need lights.   They need good soil (eventually).  And based on the part of the state you live in; they need…

Southcentral Gardening Thoughts Amid COVID-19 Reopening

As the zombie apocalypse known as COVID-19 recedes into a not so distant and unpleasant memory, we make our way into spring and early summer.   This year, I am…

Crop Rotation in Raised Beds

One of the fallouts from the Alaska Master Gardener Online course has been an appreciation of crop rotation, yet another thing I haven’t been doing.   This is a bit…

Vermiculture With the Worm Factory 360

One of the science projects I’ve managed to get myself into is vermiculture. Using a Worm Factory 360 in my heated garage, my worms manufacture compost throughout the winter for…

Gooseberries – Paying Attention to Pruning

This post is more or less an object lesson in pruning (or the lack thereof). In some ways, a cautionary tale, as I have some (a bunch) work to do…

Crop Rotation

Table of content What is crop rotation? What are the benefits of crop rotation? An example crop rotation schedule How to make your own crop rotation plan What is crop…

Water conservation in the garden

Table of content Garden bed design Soil Planted varieties How you water How you water: With the hose How you water: Drip irrigation How you water: Let the rain do…

Cover crops

Table of content What does a cover crop do? Where should a cover crop be used? What are some good cover crops? Buckwheat Turnips Field peas What does a cover…

Growing Yacon in Anchorage

I ran across yacon in 2014 in a column by Jeff Lowenfels.   He recommended it as a handsome plant that produces sweet tubers at the end of the growing…