Because of the very rainy dark summer in Western Alaska this year I was stuck with a small harvset of greenbeans, carrots, onions, and potatoes. My greenthumb is still in "growing mode". About a month ago my mother sent me up a variety of tropical plants from the lower 48. I now have two dwarf banana trees, one lemon tree, one lavendar tree, one pinapple bush, and one black pepper vine. Luckily our house was built with bright flourecent lights (the three feet ones that sit on the side of the wall- much like the kind a greenhouse would have). I have all of the plants placed undernieth the lights and have been in the habit of keeping the lights on from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. They seem to be doing well and regaining strength (and beginning to grow again) after the trip up. These are not the first tropicals I have kept in Alaska, but they are the first fruit bearing ones. I was just looking for absolutely any advice that could help me keep these plants alive through the dark winter while also giving them the proper care needed for them to fruit in the summer. Also I was just curious if anyone else in Alaska kept tropical fruit plants?