Category Archives: Greenhouses

Perilla (shiso)-bring out the flavor of sushi

What is the Perilla (Shiso)? Perilla is a traditional Japanese herb with refreshing, aromatic, green-frilled leaves. It is called Shiso in Japanese. The plant has tender, flat and soft-textured leaves…

Grow your garden in Spanish

Date: July 31, 2015 Time: 1-3 hours a week Materials needed: outdoor garden area Student level: Secondary Spanish students intermediate to advanced level Learning Standard: Common Core      …

Gardening in the Snow, sometimes.

In April, when the average temperature hovers around 20 above, and the snow glistens in the 12 hour sunlight, arctic gardeners like to start their seeds.  Throughout the year, we…

Quirky Alaska Greenhouse Tomatoes

I have to admit, I didn’t like tomatoes before my husband built a greenhouse for me 6 years ago. He grew up on the sweet tomatoes his father grew in…

Growing Broccoli and Cauliflower in a Greenhouse in Tok, Alaska to Extend the Season

By Mary Hinckley We experimented with broccoli and cauliflower this year, the purpose of the experiment was to find out where they grew best. The seeds were started very early,…

Building a Greenhouse in Tok, Alaska

by Mary Hinckley, An Alaska Master Gardener in Tok, Alaska Last summer my husband, Snooks, built  me a greenhouse. He had the green thumb but he said the greenhouse was…