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, September 4, 2012

It Was A Good News Bad News Kind Of Day

What a day!
 The bad news is that it's been raining....
The good news it is only rains at night and during the day I can work outside without getting wet, so this morning I took the old duck pool to the dumping station....

The bad news is that when I got to True Value they were all sold out of kiddie pools that size!!!!!!!!!!
This was devastating.  How could I be so stupid as to not check for sure before I threw mine out?  I've been seeing bright blue pools out of the corner of my eye as I drive by True Value, but it turns out they were just the tiny ones!!!
The good news is that I hated that bright blue color and have always wanted to use something different and this was my chance.

The bad news is that Sitka has NOTHING and everything is expensive to bring in- I was going to have to think outside the box on this one...get creative.
The good news is that the best solution seems to be to cement the whole pond area over....I know how to mix cement, so this might turn out nice.

The bad news is that it's a lot of work....

Wish me luck!

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