Cut potato seeds into golf ball or ping pong ball sized pieces with an eye or two, plant the seeds with the eyes or sprouts pointing up, and cover with about a half inch of soil.
Tips and pointers for those brand new gardeners hoping to use their yard or deck to help supplement their fresh vegetable supply while they are hunkering down.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski answers more listener questions in this week’s edition of Gardentalk.
Evergreens could be trimmed back almost anytime. But flower buds are just emerging on blueberry plants, and any severe pruning now could affect this season’s production.
It’s prime time for starting herbs, onions, shallots, celery and parsley.
Beets, carrots and parsnips actually benefit from being left in the ground during the early fall, because freezing temperatures enhance their sugar content.
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.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski tackles listener questions about garlic, beehouses, and peony winterization.
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.