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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Painting Weather

 After coordinating testing today I grabbed Levi and we took lunch out to the boys and stayed to help them paint the bottom of the boat. The weather was absolutely beautiful today, in fact I can't remember the last time we've had such nice weather during a haulout.  Usually it's raining and snowing and blowing sideways so it was a real blessing.

We got done early, so I had time this evening to work on my fencing project.  It is going slow because I am still designing it.  Hopefully I will get it figured out soon because it is almost time to transplant!  My little seedlings are starting to get tall and straggly.  This always happens to me because I have a tiny sunroom and I use shelves.  Each shelf shades the one underneath it and even though I flip the trays around once in a while they still get tall and eventually I give up.  It will be okay though because the seedlings can be planted up to their necks and they will grow straight once they are outside.

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