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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…

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…