Anchorage, Alaska

Latitude: 64 degrees North Longitude: 150 degrees West

Climate

-average daytime summer temperature: 55 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit
-average daytime winter temperature: 5 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit
-frost-free growing season that averaged slightly over 100 days
-overall average temperature:35.9 degrees Fahrenheit
-average yearly percipitation: 15.9 inches

Plant Information

-a list of plants that grow well in this area are listed on the website
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/zipbyzip.php?zip=99517
-advantages of growing in this area: lots of daylight, few diseases, few insect problems
-disadvantages of growing in this area: short growing season and cool soil
-varieties of herbs, vegetables and flowers grow well in this area
-adaptions of plants: plants grow close to the ground to protect themselves from cold air and plants grow in cracks and crevices of rocks to protect themselves from cold air and wind.

Animal Information

-a list of animals that live in this area ae listed on this website
http://www.alaskaanchorage.net/anchorage/wildlife.php
-adaption: thick fur, moose have long legs for stepping in the snow, some mammals migrate, many small animals hibernate

Soil

-Alaska has 318 different soil types.
-The state soil is Tanana, found in the Fairbanks area.
-An estimated 15 million acres of soil in Alaska is suitable for farming.

Crops

-Hay is planted on the most Alaska acreage: 18,000 acres.
-Greenhouse and nursery crops are the fastest-growing segment of Alaska’s agricultural industry.
-Alaska has 365 million acres but less than 1 million acres are farmed

Average Temperature in Anchorage, Alaska

Average Daylight Hours in Anchorage Alaska