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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Day Of Summer

It rained this morning, but this afternoon was wonderful! 

I worked on the lettuce/spinach bed today to get it ready for the second planting.

The seedlings are up, but I will wait to transplant them until they have a few true leaves.

I think I am a bit late with the second planting.  Next year I plan to seed the second planting around May 21 so I will be able to keep up with the demand better.  Customers have been picking lots of spinach!

The pink primroses are in full bloom right now.  This particular variety self seeds readily and can be found all over the garden.

Today was a good day....and look at the forecast for tomorrow! (notice the exclamation point)

1 comment:

  1. SO jealous of the lettuce and spinach! Mine has mostly fed the slugs so far. And I have that same primrose....must be the one I bought from you a few years ago at the Farmer's if it would just successfully seed some more, I would have a beautiful patch of primroses. Thanks for the great bag of salad fixings tonight!