Gardening in Alaska can be quite the feat. Not only are we in the far, frozen north, but the State itself is almost as large as the “Lower 48″ put together, hence splitting the State into several gardening zones. Toss in the northern most rain forest, arctic tundra, mountains, hurricane force winds, blizzards, months with no sunshine and months with no darkness, more coast line than the rest of the US, and permafrost, you have to get creative when growing your own veggies. Our homestead is more or less in a zone 4 garden area. Thanks to a family of gardeners, the hubby and I having our own garden, and lots and lots of studying, I’ve come up with a few Garden Tips for Zone 4.