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, May 26, 2012

Sea Shell Sand

Another drizzly day.  We started out by hitting all of the garage sales.  I found a nice basket for $1.00 and the boys each found a small item but that was about it.  It was too rainy to work on the new row, so since it was low tide I went to the beach and collected sea shell sand.  I have a favorite little tiny spot that keeps me supplied with all that I need for the garden and the ducks. 

Sometimes there are large pieces on top, but once you scrape them away it's all fine.

I can't believe how much of this stuff the ducks eat.  I figure they've consumed about 25 gallons so far this season. 

It's kind of a trek up to the car.  The rocks were slippery from the rain - I fell once but caught myself and only spilled a small amount so I'm happy.

It was a busy afternoon at the house.  People dropped in for this and that.  Everyone is starting to get hungry for fresh green stuff to eat!  I have one more trip to do and then I plan to open up for business on June 18.

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