Monthly Garden Calendar for Alaska

Organic Gardening Month-to-Month Almanac

By Linden Staciokas


Linden Staciokas has gardened in Fairbanks, where the summers are the hottest and the winters are the coldest in Alaska, for more than 20 years. For 15 of those, she has been the weekly gardening columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, occasionally writing other articles on how to eat the food she grows. While she would love to live in a state where peaches and oranges grow, there are compensations to living in a place where round the clock daylight produces cabbages the size of compact cars and tuberous begonias so vibrant they can make your eyes water.

When Linden is not fighting for dominance with her Irish Wolfhound, chasing escaped chickens, or figuring out new ways to fix rhubarb, she writes for other gardening publications, including Harrowsmith Country Life, American Horticulturist, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Tantalizing Tomatoes handbook.