Issue: 2013-04-18

Head Starts and Crop Rotations

In early spring it is very hard not to dream of the summer growing season. Gardeners who want an early start often start plants indoors. These are usually the heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers. With our very short growing season it is to the Yukon gardener’s advantage to start other plants as well — …

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IPAs explained

I’m an unapologetic hophead, and consider no beer too hoppy to drink. I love the constricting bitterness. I love the resiny, citrusy, nostril-doping snort of a good, hop-filled American-style India Pale Ale (IPA). I wasn’t always this way. If you handed me an Ice Fog IPA 20 years ago I would have pawned it off …

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Ten Lessons from a Tiger

When you think of tigers you think of a steaming jungle — black stripes mimicking a tangle of branches and shadows, hiding one of the largest predators in the world. Now place that creature on a white background of snow and it’s disconcerting and out of context. That’s the Siberian Tiger when it’s at home. …

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