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Garden Gate: Q&A Part 3
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen’s spring gardening Q&A continues with Part 3 this week. For parts one and two, see the April 1 and March 25 issues of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Q: The calendar says it’s spring, but after last weekend’s snowfall, winter is not over. My perennials are starting to poke thr...
Apr 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Q & A with Kodiak's greenest thumb
Editor’s Note: Garden columnist Marion Owen continues her spring question-and-answer session this week. To see last week’s first question-and-answer column, visit www.kodiakdailymirror.com. Q: We have a lawn, raised beds and a small greenhouse. We do the organic thing in our raised beds, but what...
Apr 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Garden questions
Editor’s Note: Spring in Kodiak can be a case of one step forward and two steps back — Sunday’s snowstorm is a good example. Here’s a Q&A from Marion Owen to make sure you get back into step as soon as the snow melts. Q: A friend of mine recently gifted me with a box of leftover vegetable seeds, ...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Plant behavior
Years ago, I reached across the Atlantic Ocean to interview Anthony Trewavas, a plant biochemist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Mr. Trewavas is best known for his work in the fields of plant physiology and molecular biology, polite labels for controversial research that affects every...
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Garden Gate: Seeds are the foundation of life
All life on earth begins and ends with seeds. From rice and peanuts to corn kernels and coconuts, seeds provide the majority of the world’s food supply. On a more humble level, every garden and gardener depends on seeds to provide beauty and nourishment. “Seeds are earthbound starships that fly o...
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Collecting free flowers
If you like the idea of free flowers, listen up. This is the best time of year for starting a fresh batch of geraniums. By snipping a few cuttings from your, or a friend’s overwintered plant, you’ll be rewarded with cheerful displays of pink, white, salmon or red flowers. Before you grab a pair o...
Mar 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Kale is a must-grow vegetable for Kodiak gardeners
I didn’t grow up with dumplings, (you know, those steamed biscuits that bob on top of hot soups and stews), but today I consider them a favorite comfort food. So when I came across this recipe for kale stew with cornmeal dumplings I had to try it. The recipe comes from another favorite, a book — ...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Tips for first time gardeners
On an overcast spring day in 1985, I was standing on the deck of a Foss tug tied up to the Petro Marine fuel dock, sipping coffee and watching gulls poke around the rocks. Out of the blue, a realization astonished me: I didn’t want to go to sea anymore. Great. Now what? A big question immediately...
Feb 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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