THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The good earth

Yesterday was a good day.  I started out by cleaning out Mr. Adams' truck.  A couple weeks ago we cut enough wood for next year and hauled it with the truck, so it was pretty well trashed.  Guiding season starts soon and Mr. Adams is very busy, so I got the job.  Here is our pile of wood....

Cutting wood is one of Mr. Adams' favorite things to do...he calls it "therapy".  Every once in a while I catch him out there admiring his enormous stacks of firewood.
After cleaning out the truck I hauled out my rototiller, aka "The Beast", and tilled up 3 rows.  One row really didn't need it- I had amended it with dead salmon and seaweed last fall and had covered it with plastic all winter.  It was so lofty and wonderful!  The other 2 rows sort of needed it, but I have not amended them yet.  I will just plant them and then mulch around the plants with seaweed.  Although it was really unnecessary to till -it was so much fun and it makes me feel ready for Spring!

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