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

Monday, November 5, 2012


One of the big projects I needed to tackle before winter sets in was to tidy up the perennial beds and mulch them with seaweed.  Well, I didn't get it done before that jag of freezing weather.  I have a lot of primroses in my perennial beds and they do not freeze well...

Actually, they freeze just fine....they don't thaw out well!  They act just like lettuce does when it freezes and then turns into a pile of mush!  Fortunately, when the weather warmed up again it was quite dry, the leaves did not get mushy, and last week I was able to get them all cleared away.

And then Carolyn and I headed to the beach to gather seaweed....

Lucy enjoyed licking out the buckets that had previously held spent brewery grain.....

Now the perennials are tucked away, mulched with seaweed, snug as a bug in a rug until next Spring!

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