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Garden Gate: Potatoes do the trick for nutritious meals
When not fried, dressed with bacon or swimming in butter and sour cream, the lowly spud is a high-fiber and high-potassium health food. This may come as a surprise to you considering the recent low-carb craze, when potatoes are often lumped together with other starchy outcasts like pasta and whit...
Sep 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: How to prevent athlete’s foot for plants
On a foggy afternoon a couple weeks ago, I yanked out bunches of calendulas from my perennial beds. Oh, the plants were blooming just fine — yellow, bronze and orange. But the neighboring roses and lilies were not doing so well. Calendulas, have a cast iron reputation of surviving just about anyt...
Sep 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Small spaces open garden possibilities
Did you know that the average morsel of food travels an average of 2,000 miles from field to (Kodiak Island) fork? Yes, when you go to the store, most of what’s for sale came from another state or country. But Kodiak’s gardeners are changing how we get our food. Head out to the farmers market at ...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Visiting Ouzinkie’s hillside garden
When serious about improving his footwork or agility, a boxer trains with someone of greater strength. An artist improves his skills by attending master classes, and gardeners learn new tricks by visiting fellow gardeners. That’s why I like to check in with John Bartolino and Christy Matthews, su...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Stay positive during rainy days
This week’s column is devoted to anyone who might be a little down in the dumps over Kodiak’s weather of late. Yes, even I feel a little sad when I see pansies melting in the rain and doing face-plants into the soil. But the other night, during a dinner cruise with guests from South Africa, my at...
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Why is rhubarb all different colors?
Summer’s annual march toward autumn is marked by several trends: As pink blooms move up the fireweed stalks, so does the number of times Mack’s Sport Shop staff are asked, “Where should we go to catch salmon?” Whispers, text messages and emails between berry pickers also reach a crescendo this ti...
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Why is rhubarb all different colors?
Summer’s annual march toward autumn is marked by several trends: As pink blooms move up the fireweed stalks, so does the number of times Mack’s Sport Shop staff are asked, “Where should we go to catch salmon?” Whispers, text messages and emails between berry pickers also reach a crescendo this ti...
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: A feast for the eyes and the stomach
A couple questions cropped up this week so I’m taking the opportunity to share what I’ve learned. And before I forget, the Amazing Annual Garden Tour is scheduled for this weekend. Review the details below, and be sure to bring a camera and a note pad.   Are pea flowers edible? Edible garden peas...
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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