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

Sunday, August 26, 2012

It Was A Glorious Day!!

The weather was fabulous today....and everywhere I went everyone was exclaiming what a beautiful day it was!  We obviously don't get enough sunshine, because it caused quite a stir!

Of course after church and lunch I headed for the garden.  The project of the day was to transplant the peppermint.  It's been growing it in a out of the way place where it's not getting any attention or nutrition.  It hasn't been spreading  which is good, but on the other hand it is not producing very much.

A couple of months ago my Mom gave me some money to buy some whiskey barrels to use in my herb garden...the perfect spot for the peppermint! 

Everything is growing and blooming!!

Even kitty enjoyed the sun!!


  1. Did your mom keep the whiskey from the barrels?

  2. hahaha!! best comment ever! ^^

  3. I do not get it....seems perfectly innocent to me!! You guys are mean!