May 13, 2017: Growing good gardeners and the mores of hunting morels

May 23, 2017

Students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School work in their garden in May.
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High tunnels can mean high yields for Kenai Peninsula crops. Rupert Scribner with Kenai Feed tells us how to avoid high stress by installing them correctly. Then, kids at Soldotna Montessori have the dirt on what it takes to grow good gardeners. Finally, May is morel mushroom season on the central Kenai Peninsula. Dr.  George Spady shares tips for finding fungi on the forest floor.

A morel mushroom ready to be picked last spring.
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The morels weren't quite out the first week of May on the Funny River Horse Trail, but Dr. George Spady did harvest a few other forest finds, including some Labrador tea.
Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL