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 11, 2012


It sprinkled off and on at our house today so I spent the day in the sunroom catching up on some  overdue transplanting.  Here are the tomatoes I'm growing for Penny out at Garden Ventures...

Transplanting is one of my least favorite gardening chores.  My brother, Brian once told me it was his favorite.  So, why don't you come on up here and help me out for a few days Brian?

Spring is definitely springing to life.  Rhubarb...

And check out these beautiful wild berry bushes behind the garage...

I'm tired and out of trays, so I think I'll call it a day.


  1. Transplanting is the best! The guy filling pots, however, couldn't keep up.

  2. Maybe you should come up and help, I am pathetic at transplanting!