It's April — the snow is melting but not fast enough to be gardening outside anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be harvesting. Greenhouses get you a jump on spring and hydroponics can be a vault toward productivity. Tour Cheryl and Steve Beesun's hydroponic greenhouse in Soldotna, with cucumbers, lettuce and zucchini already ready to eat.
Also this month, Farmer’s Markets won’t be open until June but market vendors are already hard at work planning for the season. The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District and Alaska Farmers Market Association put on a Farmers Market Meet-Up on April 13 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association.
And there’s a sweet treat hiding in the woods these days. Tap into it soon, before the opportunity dries up. Thanks to Marcus Mueller for a demonstration on tapping birch sap.