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, June 30, 2012

I Want My Money Back!

Whenever we're walking away from a garage sale that was a waste of time, Mr. Adams always says, "I want my money back!"...they were all pathetic today.  I did get this wooden bear though.  He will look great in the garden!

I think I should set him in the rhubarb patch.  First he needs a coat of preservative so he doesn't rot away in a month.

On the way home stopped at the hardware store and bought a new and improved weed eater!

It has string AND a blade that can cut through things up to 1/2 inch in diameter....Watch out!!!

A few customers braved the rain and came to pick greens today.  I picked some lettuce for my salad...

Then I weeded some more of the carrot row.  It was a little harder today because of the way the ducks matted down the weeds.  Also, the carrots are a little thicker in this particular section...that's good!

The peas are just now starting to flower...

I stayed outside weeding until about 9:00 pm.  I was numb with cold by the time I came in. 

All in all it was a good day.

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