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.
- Pro-road advocates were elated when the governor declined to veto $21 million added by the Legislature. But Gov. Walker said he's still convinced the Juneau Access Project design is flawed.
- Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg sentenced Christopher Strawn on Wednesday morning to 88 years for murder and two years for assault.
- In March, someone stole a 10,000-year-old mammoth tusk from the Center. Bureau of Land Management, which owns the Center, announced Tuesday that it’s offering a $500 reward to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the missing 100-pound tusk.
- The separation of families detained at the southern border is dividing Republicans as they try to keep the scenes of despair from becoming a GOP public relations disaster. Alaska’s two senators have staked out distant positions, at least for the short term.