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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Success And Failure

Last year my cauliflower was fantastic!  This year....not so much.  It's either the weather or the new location or not enough food. 

Here is the best head...

And here is one of the worst ones...

Complete with slug poop!  WHAT!?!?!  Yes, I have some slugs.  The ducks have been locked out of this part of the garden for quite some time now.  The weather has been wet for so long that the slugs have moved in.  No worries though.  As time goes by I build more and more beds up with fencing so that some day I won't ever have to lock them out.  The goal is that they will always be able to get around each bed and catch those slugs as they venture across the pathways.  There is a huge difference in the slug population between this area and the rest of the garden.  Thank you ducks, for what you do!

Mr. Adams and I finished painting the house today.  All that is left to do is some window trim.  It's looks really good!

Obviously there is still some tidying up to do...use your imagination people.

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