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Anchorage, AK

June 11, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9161370

Hello, my name is James. and I am new to Alaska and i need all the help I can get on starting a garden.
Standish, MI

June 11, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9161416

Hello James

It sounds like right now is the time to plant. The first thing you should decide is where to plant [ in the ground or in a raised bed]. I understand that your growing season is short and that you have a continuous sun shining night and day June through August.

You probably can grow most any veggie that you want. Do the cabbages really get up to 80 pounds?

It sounds like you don't really have to worry about the insect pests that we do in the lower 48 so you should have better luck.

I would suggest that you look around at some of the gardens that are being planted now in your area and ask a few questions of those who plant every year.

You need to start ASAP because of the short [105 day] growing season.

This message was edited Jun 11, 2012 11:15 PM
Anchorage, AK

June 16, 2012
11:46 PM

Post #9168319

yes, the cabbages get big last years state fair winner was a new world record .(127 lbs). and the pumpkin was onlt 1237 lbs.
Taylorsville, KY

June 18, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9169940

I believe Anchorage has a botanical garden that is maintained by the Master Gardeners Club. You might pay them a visit...
Anchorage, AK

June 23, 2012
11:07 PM

Post #9177967

thanks i will try that.

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