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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...

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
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Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-10/benign-neglect-garden-pest-contr
Outdoors
A climate of change for gardeners

While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry's visionaries are pouring talent and resources...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-01-02/a-climate-of-change-for-gardener
Outdoors
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
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Learning for Life: Starting seeds

Finally ... it's seed starting time again!There are many benefits to gardeners starting their own plants from seed, but none as important as the huge diversity of crops and varieties available to those who...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-03-08/learning-for-life-starting-seed
Community
These plants are the next best thing to chocolate

With Valentine's Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection.Alas, chocolate, native to steamy equatorial lowlands...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-06/these-plants-are-the-next-best-t
Outdoors
Peninsula farmers to learn good soil

...to the increase in local gardeners, said Marion Nelson, president...of high interest to most gardeners," said Nelson. "Some Kenai gardeners can go a whole winter with...a baseline as a beginning gardener. Then it is easier to know...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17-1
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Alaska Unhinged: The three true signs of spring

...down to ground level within a few hours of serious grazing with a grin. T'was a sad state of affairs when the meticulous gardeners awakened to enjoy a cup of rare imported coffee and dip their Pop Tarts only to discover their backyards steaming with fresh...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-09/alaska-unhinged-the-three-true-si
Community

...beautification projects across the city. The Kenai Strip Park has a community garden, which includes plots designed for younger gardeners, who may receive assistance from High School age volunteers.The Kenai Park Strip has something for almost every age group...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-08
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