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, October 14, 2012

Garlic Planting Day!!!

The weather broke today and it turned out to be an extremely nice day!  Such a treat to get some sun.... just like medicine for the soul.  After church I headed outdoors to enjoy the weather and decided to plant my garlic.  As with any planting project, prepping the bed takes the longest.  It's a job that calls for "The Beast"!

Going down hill is the easy part...

Okay, now turn around and head back up the hill....

Even though this rototiller is self propelled you still have to push it up the hill or it just digs a hole into the loose soil...

Whew!!! I reached the top! 

Now, to get it turned and headed for the shed....It looks bigger than I am!

Dirt, sea shell sand, seaweed, beach mulch, compost..........It's a beautiful thing.

Garlic planting time!!!!

This is some of the cloves from garlic I have been growing in my garden for about 4 years.  Look at how big the cloves are getting!!!!!!  It's not elephant garlic or shallots...I swear!  It's real, pungent, delicious garlic!

Every year the cloves get bigger.  Believe it or not this really is just ONE clove...

There's just nothing like growing your own garlic.........

............I'm going to need more property.............

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