A garden may be started indoors in Alaska at any time of the year if enough light and heat are provided. Vegetables need a high light intensity of 25 to 30 lamp watts per square foot, the University of Alaska Extension says. Temperatures should be around 80 degrees F in the day and 65 at night for optimum growth in most vegetables, according to the Utah State University Extension.
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