Gardening: As you walk in your garden, consider what did well this year and what did not. What would do better if moved into sun or shade? As things go dormant, it is easier for them to survive transplanting into new locations.
Gardening: Those mushrooms are but a tiny fraction of the soil network supporting the microbial life that feeds your plants.
Gardening: It isn’t exactly time to get out the driveway markers to guide the snowplow, but we could be hit by a frost any night from here on.
Gardening: Changing your yard care practices is part of the solution when it comes to the environment.
Gardening: If your lawn looks ratty and is full of weeds, then rototilling it is not a good idea — it will just make the weed problem worse.
Gardening: It’s a great time to walk, bike or even drive around and get some ideas for your yard next year.
Gardening: When a company pulls a product they make lots of money from because of lawsuits, there is a good reason for you to stop using it.
Gardening: You can use all the traditional weed removal methods on clover. But why not learn to love it instead?
From weeding to thinning to combating slugs, columnist Alli Harvey finds a lot not to like about gardening.
Gardening: The berries taste great and expand the range of fruits an Alaskan can grow.
Gardening: By now we are usually harvesting snap peas, but ours have barely started to flower. Our cosmos are barely blooming and zinnias were a bust
Gardening: This is a great time in the season to put down the trowels and hoes and go look at other people’s gardens.
Gardening: More than one gardener is suffering through an invasion of Campanula rapunculoides, aka purple bell flowers.
Gardening: Also, answers to readers’ questions on lawn thatch, loose cats and radishes.
Gardening: I get to see what Alaska must look like from a tourist’s point of view when they pile off those ships during normal summers.
Gardening: Thinning results in harvests that are mega-better and, in some instances, like beets, is the only way to get a useable crop. Do not put this easy chore off.
Gardening: If you are really worried and have the space, you can try to plant more seeds. Still, it is best to just relax for another week.
Gardening: Some cole crops are great candidates for a second crop. So are head lettuces and arugula.
Gardening: If you have a choice, plant on a cloudy day. Don’t put fertilizer in planting holes.
Gardening: Water, proper pruning for air circulation, and other steps are key to trying to prevent the beetles from hitting your trees. However, this is nature at work. Why we think we can prevent her from winning is a mystery.