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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2012 04:28:27 PM »

I'm crying and laughing at the same time here... Cheesy Cheesy  Crying cuz I'm really jealous of your fresh grown goodies already!  Laughing cuz my neighbour and I just planted our stuff today...we had over 6" of snow last week and then it warmed up a little bit and melted...still frosty nights though but we were feeling brave today and TIRED of winter.  Your produce looks lovely  Grin  Most people here have greenhouses with woodstoves or oil burners so they can start growing in them while it's still winter in March/April.
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012 02:48:44 AM »

Six feet of snow last week!?  Good luck with what you planted out, fingers crossed your frosty weather is over! 
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2012 04:05:43 AM »

6 feet in one week would be a lot even for us Alaskans!  6 inches is what Midnight sun said.  Even so, any snow in May is never welcome!  Midnight sun are you on the Kenai peninsula?  I some friends in Homer were talking about the snow they got last week. 

No snow here in Anchorage but I tried to transplant some rhubarb this weekend.  When I went to dig it up the ground had only thawed the top couple of inches...below that was still frozen solid with lots of ice chunks. Good thing my raised beds are on the 'warm' and sunny side of the yard so they've managed to thaw out.

I'm always jealous of you southern gardeners this time of year when you're harvesting your winter/spring crops and us northern gardeners are still waiting to see that 1st green shoot!

 
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012 04:10:49 AM »

LOL!  That's what I get for checking Craftster so early in the morning!  ChrisSews, what kind of crops do you Alaskans start your season with?
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012 08:23:24 AM »

6 feet in one week would be a lot even for us Alaskans!  6 inches is what Midnight sun said.  Even so, any snow in May is never welcome!  Midnight sun are you on the Kenai peninsula?  I some friends in Homer were talking about the snow they got last week.   

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked If it had been 6' I would have gone off planet  Cheesy Cheesy  Thanks for clarifying it was inches  Grin  I'm not in Alaska, I'm in the Yukon Territory, next door and inland!  My rhubarb popped out just before it snowed and I swear that it was shivering after the snow melted  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012 02:05:18 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked If it had been 6' I would have gone off planet  Cheesy Cheesy  Thanks for clarifying it was inches  Grin  I'm not in Alaska, I'm in the Yukon Territory, next door and inland!  My rhubarb popped out just before it snowed and I swear that it was shivering after the snow melted  Cheesy Cheesy
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Sorry I assumed you were an Alaskan...with a name like Midnight Sun and snow in May I just figured you had to be in Alaska.  I guess or Northern Canadian neighbors can enjoy both the midnight sun and May snow as well. 

LOL!  That's what I get for checking Craftster so early in the morning!  ChrisSews, what kind of crops do you Alaskans start your season with?

I generally try to get the peas (snap peas and regular) out early.  Lots of folks grow radishes early but I don't care for them.  Early on it's mostly greens for me.  I start with the more cold hardy kale and spinach.  A variety of lettuces.  That's pretty much what I can expect to harvest early (early being sometime in June).  Then there are beets, mini egg turnips, and carrots which if I got them out early enough I might be able to start harvesting in July.  All the cabbage and broccoli go out early as they can handle the still cold and frosty May nights with just a bit of cover but won't harvest until the fall. 
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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2012 01:56:01 PM »

Looks Yummy

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