Moving to AK, what can we grow??
Hi. We are moving to Ak in about 3 wks, hopefully buying a house soon afterward and getting our garden started. We are coming from Las Vegas, so it's quite a change. My dh and I are originally from Ky and HATED the desert, so planted flowers anywhere we could but military housing was kinda strict. The house we are looking at buying in AK has almost 5 acres of land, and I'm very excited to start planning what we can grow. In Vegas we grew sunflowers, four o'clocks, stocks, marigolds, zinnias, plus lots of things we couldn't name that came from mixed packets. I really liked the four o'clocks and zinnia, lots of color with very little effort.
So, what will grow in zone 1? Will early June be too late to plant things? In Vegas our garden went through several phases, pulling out things that couldn't stand the heat and putting new things in. We grew almost everything from seed, only buying plants if they were super cheap. Also, any tips for growing things indoors? I think having lots of colorful, scented plants will help the winter blahs. I've also talked dh into buying a parakeet, I like listening to them chirp, very cheerful.
I'm sooo excited to be moving, that was one of the deciding factors for dh joining the military. Hopefully we'll be able to get a house with lots of land to play with. Right now we're in Salt Lake City and I'm drooling over all the beautiful daffodils, tulips and hyacinths I see everywhere. I can't wait to have my own garden again!