April 2019: Seed starting, asparagus and agriculture by the numbers

Apr 24, 2019

Recycled food containers from the grocery store make inexpensive seed-starting vessels.

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.

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