OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly The time has come! Tiny seedlings in small trays are shooting up toward artificial lights in the homes of gardening enthusiasts all over Southeast Alaska as fickle spring weather triggers the planting instinct. Signs of spring abound with pussy willows flaunting their fuzzy, silver catkins, bursts of bright yellow skunk cabbage dotting roadside ditches and temperatures near 50 degrees F daytimes with alternating snow, rain, hail and sunshine throughout the days.

Let the gardening begin

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