Clear out debris and old dying plants in your garden before they become prime habitat for slugs. Don’t put old potato and cabbage plants into the compost bin. Individual garlic cloves should be planted six inches apart and two inches deep, and with the pointy end up.
Peel off the scab and eat the potatoes immediately. They won’t keep very well in your root cellar. Master Gardener Ed Buyarski also has tips for mitigating potato scab, how to carefully harvest potatoes, techniques to harden or age potatoes before harvest, and setting aside small seed potatoes for next season’s planting.
Mike Litzow and Alisa Abookire raised their two sons while living a sea-faring nomadic lifestyle. The couple returned to Kodiak this July after roughly 10 years of sailing the world. Now, the family plans to call Kodiak home for the foreseeable future.
Alaska’s U.S. Rep. Don Young reverted to form Thursday night. He spoke somewhat harshly of another lawmaker on the floor of the U.S. House. Judged against his past statements, it was nothing spectacular. But then Young did something unusual: He made nice.
Skagway’s Chilkoot Trail is closed because of a flood warning on the Taiya River. The trail is part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. It starts in Dyea and a significant portion of the trail runs along the Taiya River.