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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


First things first right?  I did read my Bible right after breakfast today, but take a look at my kitchen sink... bed.... desk...

...they are all calling out to me for attention....but the loudest voice of all is the call of the packets of sunflower seeds waiting for me in the sunroom.  I love sunflowers and every year I  plan to have them surrounding my garden, but something always gets in the way...not enough pots, not enough potting soil, not enough beds prepared, too many starts to deal with and the sunflowers get shoved in the back to's always something.  Well, this year I am determined!  I had a friend die this past month and her favorite flower was the sunflower.  So I think I am going to sit down in the sunroom with a good cup of tea, plant sunflower seeds, watch the ducks out the window, enjoy the sun and think about Arlene and how she would have loved to see my sunflowers growing from her kitchen window this summer.....


  1. I always mean to plant sunflowers, too, and something always gets in the way. Maybe this year I will make it happen!!

  2. This time of year seeds should be your priority!