Tag Archives: Helpful Hints for the Alaskan Gardener

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…

Book Review: “Alaska Gardening Guide Volume 1” by Ann D. Roberts

When we bought our first house in Fairbanks nearly 20 years ago, I wanted to have a garden but really had no idea what would grow successfully, or how to…

There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams

There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams The book I chose is one of my favorites for several reasons including the information is laid out in a…

Confessions of a Gardener

As a gardener, I have many things to confess.  The ideal image of a person bending over neat rows with gloves, apron, hat and trowel, with that odd tiny rake…

Seed Starting for Beginners Part 2

Time to light it up! The little plants are pushing their shoulders out of the soil.  Within hours, they will be pushing skyward in a life saving race to find…

Seed starting for Beginners Part 1

Its that time!  It is the time of year – time to appease our need for the smell of soil and the love of nurturing green life. Many people spend…

Rain Garden Resources for Alaskans

What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden captures rainwater from roofs, driveways, sidewalks, or other hard surfaces and diverts it into a depression in the landscape where it can…