In this edition of Gardentalk, master gardener Ed Buyarski says it’s alright to sample a few of the smaller potatoes now, but we should wait until early September for the big harvest.
We can stop hilling dirt around the plants, but don’t worry about the flower buds that may be appearing. Buyarski says those flowers are not expected to consume very much energy.
Buyarski also previews some of the events of the 10th Birthday Celebration for the Jensen-Olson Arboretum scheduled for Saturday.
- The Sitka School District’s counselors are taking the offensive as the administration begins to outline next year’s budget. Counselors from every building shared an hour-by-hour look into their work days on Dec. 4 for the Sitka School Board, and the range of emotional and behavioral issues they typically address.
- Alaska's Energy Desk reporter Rashah McChesney reports that a portion of the bluff along Thane Road has washed out onto the road.
- "Space Policy Directive 1," which Trump signed Monday, sees Mars as the ultimate destination. But analysts wonder whether money will follow to support the plan.
- Heading into a busy year for the state corporation, questions linger about financing and project structure.