Can I grow watermelons in Alaska?

I get so many questions about gardening in Alaska from people moving here from out of state. I’ve been asked if watermelons grow up here, can you plant peppers outside, is it safe to plant in April when it’s sunny and warm, and various other things. (The answer to all of those is no, by the way).

Alaska has a very unique growing season. It’s fairly short, but we have really long days where the plants get 20+ hours of light. So to help you learn about lawn care, native soils (ours tend to be acidic), what fruits grow in Alaska, keeping moose from eating your garden, keeping slugs from eating your garden, hanging baskets, vegetables, and much more, I am hosting my annual spring garden seminar at Dimond Greenhouse on April 19th, 2017. Watch the video for more information. I hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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