It’s the right time for either planting fast-growing lettuce and radishes or slower-growing swiss chard and mustard greens.
An oscillating fan will also help distribute the pollen in a greenhouse, and extra heat will help extend the growing season.
Joe Orsi recommends carefully digging the garlic plants out from below, washing the bulbs, and peeling off some of the wrappers before hanging them to dry.
Deb Rudis says the best places around Juneau to view Alaska wildflowers include up the road to the Eaglecrest Ski Area, Brotherhood Bridge meadow, Eagle Beach area and Cowee Meadows off 38 mile Glacier Highway.
Snap them off when they start bending over and looping on themselves or you may have small garlic bulbs at harvest time.
Blueberries, raspberries, apples and cherries all seem to be late this season, likely because they have little energy left over from last year’s cool and wet conditions.
Other common edible plants in the Juneau area include dandelion, broadleaf plantain, broadleaf avens, chickweed, sourdock, fireweed, and salmonberry.
Lisa Daugherty prefers layering carbon on top of food scraps in a compost bin so that it doesn’t attract flies, squirrels, ravens, and bears.
Seedlings from Alaska certified seed potatoes should have soil mounded up around them as they grow every two- to three-inches.
Plant garlic bulbs pointy end up, about two inches deep and about six inches apart. Flower bulbs may be planted, depending on variety, from two to six inches deep.