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Pushing the Zone in Alaska

By Oberon46
February 22, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, has a pretty short growing season, which is cool (55-65 F) and tends to be overcast much of the time. So, having a greenhouse would be great. Not having enough room for one on my urban lot, I fortunately discovered raised beds, and to extend the season, hoop beds. Hope you will enjoy my journey into new gardening worlds.

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Feb 21, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Congrats on successful fruitation (especially the apple) of what I'd consider a daunting project.
Innovative, and impressive.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Feb 21, 2015 9:18 PM CST
Thanks. It was a wonderfully exciting project and I spent every day out there with the crew, even hauling rocks (which about gave the poor guys apoplexy until they realized that I love the work and only undertook what I could do. And had no problem playing 'step 'n fetchit' for them.

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