National Geographic : 1906 Jun
A GARDEN AT i elude this paper by noting the variety of ranges occurring in the Gulf of St Law rence and the Gulf of Maine (page 308). The cotidal lines indicate a nodal line north of the Magdalen Islands. East of this the range increases to about 3 feet in Cabot Strait, while to the west the range increases rapidly. At the mouth of the Saguenay River it is 15 feet. EAGLE, ALASKA 309 Above this point the wave is progressive, while below this point it is chiefly station ary. At one point on the south side of Nantucket Island, the range of tide is 1.2 feet; at Boston, it is 9.6 feet; at St John, 20.8 feet; at the head of the Bay of Fundy proper, 30 feet; at Moncton, 40 feet, and at the head of the Basin of Mines, 43 feet. From C. C. Georgesen, Department of Agriculture A Garden at Eagle, Alaska (64° 45' north latitude), where the temperature varies from 87° F. in June to - 680 F. in January Mr C. C. Georgesen, director of the four government experiment stations in Alaska, in "Vegetable Growing in Alaska" (Bull. No. 2, Alaska Agric. Exp. Stations, published by the Department of Agriculture), gives an interesting summary of the work. Radishes, mustard, turnips, kale, lettuce, carrots, parsnips, parsley, peas, cress, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brus sels sprouts, onions, spinach, endive, leek, beets, potatoes, rhubarb, and, among the herbs, caraway, catnip, marigold, mint, sage, thyme, can be grown anywhere in the coast region in Alaska, and in the interior nearly to the Arctic Circle if the gardens are selected with due reference to shelter and exposure to the sun. Asparagus, beans, celery, cucumber, squash, salsify can be grown in favorable seasons if planted in warm spots and given the proper care and protection. Vegetables which cannot be grown in Alaska out of doors under ordinary garden culture are: sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, pumpkins.