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Marion Owen
 
GARDEN GATE: Choose beets to feast with the Politburo
Late summer can be a crazy time of year for local gardeners. The harvesting of salad greens, herbs, broccoli, cabbage, garlic and kale is now joined by root crops like onions, carrots and beets. It’s a nutrition fest, said one grower. Now using carrots is fairly straightforward. From cakes and st...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE: Don’t give gray mold spores more chances
Finding a green tomato laying on the ground in the hoophouse was my first clue that something was in the air. Something was in the air alright: mold. After a couple days of rain and fog, conditions were perfect for gray mold to explode on tomato leaves and stems, causing my cherry tomatoes to los...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Making the most of a berry good season
During the summer I spend almost every day or evening on our boat hosting wildlife tours or dinner cruises. So it was a special treat to get above sea level the other day to hike in the alpine areas. As corny as it sounds, “The hills are alive,” the title song from “The Sound of Music,” rang thro...
Aug 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Give plants a pick-me-up
After shutting down the boat engine we leaned against the railing to watch two humpback whales feed close to the surface. Winding slowly through the kelp bed, they created small whirlpools with their pectoral fins and tails, like a barista would use a straw to draw artistic swirls on top of a lat...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE: Radishes might shine in surprising places
I’m often asked by dinner cruise guests how I plan my meals. “Every night is different,” I say, “and it depends on what’s happening in the garden.” This time of year the garden is producing strawberries and radishes at the same time. The strawberries are blushing nicely in their slug-free contain...
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Mind the pushki and rinse off the bug spit
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported last week that salmonberries are ripening one to two weeks ahead of what we consider normal. Time to clean out the freezer and make jams and jellies. Fireweed is also blooming sooner than expected (heralding an early winter?), as did the batch of golden chain tree...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE:
During a recent drive out to Bell’s Flats, I spotted a man standing by the side of the road, hugging a white, 5-gallon bucket. Within the few seconds of viewing through my side window at 45 mph, I knew exactly what he was doing and that I had to turn around. What followed is an image that’s forev...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Maggots make the most of early season
This summer has been weird on many accounts: salmonberries ripe enough in June to make pies and foxglove stalks already stretched out in full bloom. And a couple days ago, while hiking in Abercrombie, I saw fireweed blossoms about to pop.  Things on the garden front seem speeded up, too. My brocc...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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