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July 2017: Copious cucumbers, profitable peonies, tips on spruce tips

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL
Wayne and Patti Floyd check on their peonies in the rain on their Cool Cache Farm in Nikiski. The plants are blooming later than usual this year, thanks to the cool, wet weather, but that actually helps in marketing the flowers to the Lower 48 and around the world.

We've got tips on what to do with spruce tips, a food guide that makes harvesting local produce way easier than growing it yourself, greenhouse grow boxes that'll about raise the roof, and there are some farmers who are loving the cool, wet weather this year. Thanks to our guests, Jacki Michels, Marcia Kardatzke, Wayne and Patti Floyd of Cool Cache Farms and Heidi Chay with the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Jenny Neyman has been the general manager of KDLL since 2017. Before that she was a reporter and the Morning Edition host at KDLL.
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