Today we finished unloading the boat and I ended up at the house early enough in the day to get some work done. Unfortunately it was raining AGAIN, so I worked in the sunroom. I am getting ready to plant seeds for a second planting of lettuce, spinach, cauliflower and kohlrabi.
I have a small aphid problem in the sunroom so I spent a good deal of time washing things down.
Even though the weather has been awful, things are still growing in the garden. This flower is called "Wild Phlox." I have them everywhere in the flowerbeds!
It's not actually a Phlox at all. I think it's called "Dame's Rocket" or "Sweet Rocket." It comes in white, light purple and bright purple. It's actually on our invasive species list because it spreads so easily but I LOVE it! It is beautiful, attracts pollinators, smells nice and loves our weather. If you don't like it in your bed it is easy to pull up, so I don't see a problem.
The chives are just about to bloom, the buds are just getting ready to burst!
I have a lot to do before I open on Monday. I sure hope I don't have to do it all in the rain!
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:
P O Box 6021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org