Zone 4 gardening is a tough gig. The sub-zero temperatures of winter put a big damper on what perennials will survive in your garden or orchard. Stick that Zone 4 in Alaska and you add extra long winter, sunlight ranging from 19+ hours to less than 4 per day, the occasional summer that never gets […]
Gardening in Alaska is a special thing. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of experimenting, a lot of moose fencing, often a lot of failure, and so often a wonderful harvest! This will be our first garden here on the homestead, but I’ve been fortunate to learn from my parents and family […]
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!