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Sun Aug 31, 2014, 10:17 PM

3. I spent my early days in Alaska. My Grandparents/parents grew their own gardens successfully

in the Fairbanks area. How one goes about doing it is the answer; a small green house or starting many plants in house, knowing what veggies do well in the short growing period, choosing the right varieties. Rarely did we have to buy vegetables. Picked lots of cranberries,blueberries, raspberries, wild mushrooms. Did beaucoup canning for winter. Hunting. fishing provided our meat supply. This was during depression times so we ate quite well.
Wouldn't have traded my childhood for any other.

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