Beets, carrots and parsnips actually benefit from being left in the ground during the early fall, because freezing temperatures enhance their sugar content.
Tourism operators in Southeast say they plan to continue pushing back against further development in the Tongass National Forest following this week’s news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to fully exempt the region from the Roadless Rule.
“If I hadn’t intervened, I’m certain that they would have killed her,” Kenny Brewer said of the river otters that attacked Ruby, his 50-pound husky mix.
Tuesday morning’s record low temperature of 23 degrees at the Juneau International Airport may be Mother Nature’s way of saying more cold snaps and frosty mornings are not that far off.
Juneau’s heavily-used Flume Trail was supposed to reopen on Monday. AEL&P says it will take about a month to repair.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski tackles listener questions about garlic, beehouses, and peony winterization.
Phase one of the Flume Trail’s rebuild, which began in April, is just about done. It will reopen to foot traffic on Monday, Oct. 7.
Answer: Only by hand. And get your family and friends to help for the entire weekend.
Popular trees, shrubs, and perennials that change color in the fall include the cottonwood, dolgo crabapple, cherry, wild blueberry, monkshood, and turtlehead.
Store bulbs in a cool, dry and dark place for now. Don’t start planting until the end of September or early October, or at least until just before the ground freezes and the snow falls.