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...to get the beds lined up so the rows were evenly spaced apart in straight lines."Squaring is hard," said Dana Myers, a gardener who volunteered to help out. "I think our math was a little off at first."It took a few tries to get the area square...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-09
News
How is your garden growing?

...garden was the first occupation of the first man, Adam. Gardening was important from the beginning. His first son Cain was a gardener too, "a tiller of the ground." His second son Abel was a keeper of sheep. Cain didn't obey directions for a sacrifice...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-07-10/how-is-your-garden-growing
Community
A garden to dye for

...you can use the things that are there, that you're already growing, for a dyer's garden," says Chris McLaughlin, a gardener in Placerville, California, and author of the new book "A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-10/a-garden-to-dye-for
Outdoors
Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

...shed, eating the tasty blossoms along with the fruit. Every gardener knows how fast a zucchini can grow from the size of a carrot...cost of vegetables harvested while still tiny. For a backyard gardener, though, frequent picking of tiny zucchinis yields better...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-24/small-is-sometimes-better-in-the
Outdoors
William Michael Hodges

...he was very wild and mischievous. Later in his life, he found a new love for God. He was an excellent fisherman, an avid gardener and an animal lover. He had such a vibrant personality, an amazing sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He will be...

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Learning for Life: Root maggots, the gardener's bane

Root maggots, even the name makes vegetable gardeners scowl! But how to combat these garden pests? Cooperative Extension's free publication Root Maggots in Alaska Home Gardens is a great way to start learning how to control these pests.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-06-21/learning-for-life-root-maggots-
Community
High tunnels boost Kenai orchard

...thought it takes two varieties, as do sweet cherries. The sour cherries at the orchard are self-pollinating, meaning a gardener can grow one variety and still get the fruit, bees and insects do all of the pollinating. While O'Brien and LaVigueur rely...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-22/how-to-use-a-high-tunnel
News
Fire-adapted plants thrive after wildfire

...moisture. Horsetails are common in post-fire areas that were not hot enough to burn the rhizome, or underground stem. Every gardener in the region knows the persistence of these plants that sprout and sprout again despite attempts to remove them. The most...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-05-2
Outdoors
Peninsula farmers to learn good soil

...microorganisms and pH levels, the measurement of acidity, in a garden bed is a great way to establish a baseline as a beginning gardener. Then it is easier to know what products to add, she said. Kelly Sullivan can be reached at Kelly.Sullivan@peninsulaclarion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17-1
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William J. Hanson

...was a lifelong member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Sterling Senior Center and Nikiski Senior Center. Bill was a master gardener, an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, and loved reading, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles.He was preceded in death by...

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