By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Toothbrushes and toilet seats tools of the trade for gardeners


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

During the growing season, Ginger Overton spends three to four hours a day in the garden and greenhouse with Lenny Peterson, caring for the couple's plantings.

Southeast Alaska's near-constant blanket of clouds and its frequent rains that wash nutrients from the soil make gardening in the region notoriously difficult, even for people with the greenest of thumbs.

However, horticultural afficionados Lenny Peterson and Ginger Overton have learned to work around the weather to create a garden that is as abundant as it is beautiful.

As green shoots begin to peek out of their garden beds this month, the pair gave a tour of their greenhouse and shared advice about how they grow their crops.

The couple's garden is on a small plot of land on Howell Avenue...

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