Alaska Zone - Knowledgebase Question

Fairbanks, AK
Question by naughton
January 13, 1998
I was hoping you could give some suggestions for which vegetable plants (Burpee seeds) I could grow here in Fairbanks, Alaska where the warm weather is very limited. I grew tomatoes in planters last year (my first try) that did not do well in this climate (short cool summers with few very warm days). The growing season is only about 60 days, if we are lucky, before the temperatures start getting too cool for plants. I intend on starting seedlings indoors well before the warm weather arrives...something Idid not do last year. Nevertheless, I need to know what specific tomato and flower seeds would do well considering the cool temperatures here even in summer. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.


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Answer from NGA
January 13, 1998

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rudibeckia and shasta daisy are just two I can think of. Your extension service (907/452-1548) can provide you with a more complete list of flowers that will enjoy your short summers. Hope this helps!

Hope this helps! rudibeckia and shasta daisy are just two I can think of. Your extension service (907/452-1548) can provide you with a more complete list of flowers that will enjoy your short summers. Hope this helps!

Hope this helps!

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