One of my favorite books growing up was a book about Squanto, the American Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to garden. I loved that book and read it many, many times. I’ve never forgot how he taught the Pilgrims to plant corn. Following his advice, I used free organic fish fertilizer in the greenhouse. […]
Ah, spring on the Alaskan Homestead. That time of the year when all those little outside projects which have waited all winter long need to be done. That time of the year when there never seems to be enough hours in the day (Even in Alaska!). As always, it’s a busy spring on the Alaskan […]
Every now and then, I ask the fans on Facebook what they would like to read about. The last time I did it, one of the long-time fans of the blog, Doris P., said, “I’d like to know more about your island home. Maybe more current stuff. I loved the history video. Things like annual […]
Gardening in Alaska isn’t easy. For one thing, the State is huge. Lay it over the United States and it reaches coast to coast. So we cover a lot of gardening zones. Down in the southeast, our State capital, Juneau, gets an average of 62.24 inches of rain every year. Up on the north coast, […]
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 […]
There may be snow on the ground, but I’m dreaming of spring. Thanks to last year’s garden journal, lots of reading and talking to other locals, I’ve put together my Seed Planting Calendar for gardening in Zone 4!