If the goal is a spring cutting garden, productivity can be extended by strategically planting mid- and late-season blooming varieties in the fall.
Some cucumber and tomato varieties do particularly well in Southeast Alaska greenhouses.
Chickweed has a mild taste and is nutritious when eaten fresh.
After garlic is harvested, it can be cured by hanging in a warm, dry place with good air circulation for a few weeks.
Starting now through mid-August, garlic plants will be ready to harvest. But gardeners should look out for botrytis, a fungus disease that can spread throughout crops.
If they haven’t already, your full-sized garlic plants may soon produce long, curled shoots called “scapes.” What they are and what to do with them, on this week’s episode of Garden Talk
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.
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.
Seedlings from Alaska certified seed potatoes should have soil mounded up around them as they grow every two- to three-inches.