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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Under Control

Now that the mad rush to get "ready" is over I find that I feel more relaxed.  There is still plenty to do, but I feel like I have all summer to get it done.  Right now I am working on building chicken wire/2"x4"/rebar sides for the garlic greens bed.  It's time to harvest them but the sides of that bed are low enough that the ducks can get into it when it is uncovered. 

I had a few customers today, even though it was gloomy and cool as usual.  The greens are doing great!

And the Egyptian Walking Onions are starting to put out tops...

There's a beautiful pink poppy that volunteers in my garden every year.  Often the seedlings come up in beds where I don't want them, so every year I dig them up and replant them into the spots where I want them to grow.  They always look pathetic when I transplant them, but once they recover they do so well, and they are so beautiful!  This is what they look like now...

And this is what they look like in bloom...

I have hundreds of them coming up in the garden! 

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