Making Compost

Adding quality compost to your garden soil doesn’t have to be a chore or even expensive. You can make your own compost from resources you have at home. For more information, review the following articles.

The Compost Heap

Composting in Alaska

Soil Testing

Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth. Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.

Factors to Consider in Selecting a Soil Testing Lab

Soil Sampling

Soil Test Interpretation


Gardening can be fun, and the time to plant outside is not far away. Take a look at the links below for more information about how to get your Alaska garden off to a good start this spring.

16 Easy Steps to Gardening in Alaska

Raised Bed Gardening in Alaska

Recommended Varieties for Southcentral Alaska

More Gardening Publications

Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM)

Spruce Needle Aphids

Mastering Money Management

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