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.
- This year's Wearable Art show featured more than 30 entries, including a controversial one that won third place amid outcry over cultural appropriation.
- Doctors have confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau for the first time in more than two decades. Juneau Public Health Center nurse manager Alison Gaines says there has been one confirmed case of the disease in Juneau as of Thursday.
- The state-sponsored corporation working to advance a major gas line project is opening a field office in Nikiski. It will be the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.'s third satellite office.
- Douglas resident Sara Hannan has filed a letter of intent to run for Alaska House District 33. That’s the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III.