Watermelon berries are a seasonal wildberry that grow in Alaska and other places that have cooler summer climates and stay relatively moist in certain areas. Continue reading Identifying wild, edible watermelon berries
Most of the year in Alaska, our outdoor compost piles are frozen solid. When I get an opportunity to play with hot composting, it’s a rare occasion! Continue reading Getting Hot Compost to 150F Degrees
It’s rhubarb harvest season!
If you’re looking to add an edible plant to your yard that comes back every year with minimal maintenance, look no further than rhubarb. Continue reading How to harvest a rhubarb plant (without killing it)
Many gardeners and permaculture enthusiasts have worked composting into their way of life, because it’s the best (and cheapest) way to add nutrients back into your planting soil and your yard. Continue reading Does composting stink?
There were thumping and scraping noises coming from my front porch in residential Anchorage, Alaska. It was dark out, and I was getting nervous, wondering who was creeping around my home at night. I finally built up the courage to peek out my window, and… Continue reading Some cities have raccoon problems, some have deer or bugs. But Anchorage, Alaska? Well…
It was time to harvest my beets, and I wanted to try canning at home.
I took a few classes on canning earlier this year from the UAF extension office in Anchorage, so I was familiar with the differences between the hot water bath canning method and a pressure canner, but I had never done it on my own. Continue reading First Time Canning With a Water Bath: Pickled Homegrown Beets
About two months after planting the hugelkultur for the 2015 growing season, things are definitely starting to take off.
In December, I got a potted Bearss lime, an olive, and a naval orange from a greenhouse in Eagle River, Alaska.
Dad & Amy, my awesome stepmom, came all the way from Florida to help get my garden set up & seedlings into the ground. We finally got to plant the hugelkultur that my husband & I built last fall!