Gardening tips and information from KTOO in Juneau. Tune in Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. on Juneau Afternoon.
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.Read More »
Buckets of water and fleece blankets can slow the freeze-and-frost processRead More »
Ornamental plants like petunias, begonias, dahlias and fuchsias won't survive even a mild Southeast Alaska winter outdoors. We need to bring them into a space that won't freeze.Read More »
Wilting and yellowing vegetation must be trimmed off fast — before they succumb to slugs and fungus.Read More »
While picking apples, check the tree's interior growth to make sure that future apples on the north side of the tree will get enough sunlight to ripen.Read More »
You can plant lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, kale and radishes right now. They will either be ready for a fall harvest or will tolerate the winter's cooler conditions and have a head start next spring.Read More »
Tulips, crocus, daffodils, snowdrops and alliums bloom with different colors, heights and sometimes at different times of the season.Read More »
Call the Alaska Division of Agriculture in Palmer if you get a mysterious seed packet from overseas.Read More »
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski collects seeds from kale, radish, parsnips and spinach in his garden. He's also tried growing shooting stars, wild columbine and chocolate lily flowers from collected seeds. But timing is key.Read More »
Get rid of some apples now to get bigger and better tasting ones at the end of the season.Read More »
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