Keep mold from turning your vegetable plants into gray mush by ventilating your greenhouse and moving the air. Also, still more about this summer’s most controversial gardening subject: woolly bear caterpillars and whether you should squish them.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski encourages gardeners to continue watering and protecting their tender plants from near-frost conditions this week.
Freya Hoffmeister, a German sea kayaker, is attempting to circumnavigate North America in her kayak — a trip she expects will take her 8-12 years.
Also, a short preview of the Harvest Fair and Farmers Market at the Juneau Community Garden on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski describes how humans can intervene and help out with the pollination process.
The new dates of this year’s Golden North Salmon Derby have been set: Aug. 23-25. An event organizer says the last time bad weather caused a postponement was its first year — in 1947.
Beebalm, nasturtium, begonia and squash flowers are a great addition to any salad, while flowers from bolting radishes, turnips and broccoli can actually taste quite sweet.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some inspiration for making something out of those blueberries, cherries, salmonberries and other berries you just picked.
Removing a zucchini plant’s female flower, for example, can prevent the spread of fungus into the rest of the plant and the developing zucchini.
If the scapes straighten out, or if you see yellow or brown developing in garlic stalks and at least half of the leaves, then the garlic is ready to be picked.