Vegetables for Alaska - Knowledgebase Question

Eagle River, AK
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Question by jhughes61
March 14, 1998
I am a first time gardener. Can you please advise me as to which vegetables would be best to plant in the Anchorage Alaska area this summer.

Answer from NGA
March 14, 1998
From what I've heard, Alaska is the place to grow prize-winning giant cabbages! Peas, potatoes, carrots and other root crops also do well there. If you need home-grown tomatoes, you can try Burpee's 'Northern Exposure' - the description reads, "Who says you can't grow tasty half-pounders in Alaska?" You'll need to start these indoors from seed. Cabbages are best grown from seed as well, but the others should be planted directly in the soil. I suggest you get in touch with local gardeners and see what they say is tried and tested - my experience is that gardeners love to share their knowledge. Hope this gets you started!

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