Just when you thought it might be time to risk moving plants outdoors, freezing temperatures and even some snow flurries returned to prove that you can’t rush spring in Alaska.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t play in the dirt this time of year. This is prime seed-starting season. In this month's Kenai Garden Talk, we’ve got wisdom from veteran gardeners about how to start seeds efficiently and cost-effectively. After that, we’ll visit an asparagus farm down in Homer, proving that even persnickety crops can be successful on the peninsula with the right knowledge and care.
And finally, we’re going to look at agriculture by the numbers. A new census report is out, giving us a look at the changing landscape of farming in Alaska.
More information from this show:
- Check out the Central Peninsula Garden Club on Facebook and the web for upcoming workshops and garden tours.
- For a full version of the Synergy Gardens tour of asparagus, check out Jeff Lockwood's Check the Pantry show on KBBI in Homer.
- And find out more about Ag Matters radio at KVRF in Palmer and on the Alaska Farmland Trust website.