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Garden Gate: Invasion of the bee-snatchers sets hives abuzz
Things have gotten pretty ugly around our yard and garden. It started with a few small feathers resting on top of the soil near an emerging primrose. Then I found a few more feathers sprinkled on the lawn. I put two and two together when I stood in the driveway and followed the peeps and long chi...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Solve your pot problems by picking up a larger container
It’s late May and I have seedlings with roots poking through the bottom of the containers. They need to get into the ground, but it’s chilly at night. What should I do? Occasionally your seedlings will outgrow their containers before you are ready to move them into their permanent homes in the di...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Preparing for summer’s garden
Long days are here, thank goodness, and it won’t be long before warmer days follow, beckoning us outdoors. Getting your garden in order early will help make the summer a little less hectic. Clear raised beds, containers and landscapes I know, I know. Cleaning up winter’s poor housekeeping skills ...
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: More thought on herbs
There are 55 — count them — 55 hoophouses on Kodiak Island. For the first time in the island’s history, residents have a sure-fire way to grow local vegetables that is not directly affected by the whims of the weather. Still, with all the emphasis on garden vegetables (to eat) and flowers (to bea...
May 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: An assortment of questions
Editor’s Note: Gardening columnist Marion Owen is answering more questions from readers and local gardeners. Email mygarden@alaska.net to submit questions of your own Q: During the snow-dump a week ago Sunday, many of my bulbs were covered. Is this a good or bad thing? A: That depends. According ...
Apr 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Herbal wisdom
Local herbalist Gayla Pedersen stopped by my organic gardening class recently to share some herbal wisdom. It was a delightful and engaging visit, full of personal stories, recipes, practical advice — all sprinkled with a little lore. Holding up a jar of homemade toothpaste in one hand and pointi...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: More Q&A
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen’s spring gardening Q&A continues with Part 4 this week. For parts one and two, see the April 8, April 1 and March 25 and issues of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Q: Since we started a small garden, slowly but surely my family is eating more veggies. But lately I feel like I’m...
Apr 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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