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, July 14, 2012


We didn't find anything great at the garage sales today....bummer!  The weather was nice though.  Actually saw the sun a couple of times!   I can't believe how big these poppies got this year...they are bigger than my head!

These are Egyptian Walking Onions...

They are a perennial onion that multiplies at the bottom and the top.  The onion bulbettes on the top get heavier and heavier and they eventually fall over and touch the ground and plant themselves, "walking" all over the garden.  They are pretty cool.

On Thursday I had a couple of gift basket orders.  I snapped a photo of them...they don't look great in the photo but in real life they were beautiful!

Today Suzan Brawnlyn stopped by to pick fennel and kohlrabi.  Suzan does the cooking demos at the Farmer's Market.  She makes the coolest stuff!

The kohlrabi here at the u-pick is beautiful this year!  I was actually sad to see these go!  I feel like I finally figured out how to do a good job growing them and look forward to having a better supply next year.

All in all it was a good day!

1 comment:

  1. Those onions are SO cool! We don't really like onions at our house, but I feel like growing some of those just because!