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, December 9, 2012

I Think It's Dead

I think my ivy that's in the sunroom officially died....

It was healthy for so long, but this summer I saw some little tiny bugs in it.  Since I wasn't going to eat any of it I bought some high powered fertilizer/insecticide and gave it a dose.  The bugs disappeared and the ivy was doing so well that I decided to give it another dose....(okay, maybe a few more doses)...throughout the summer.  That last dose did it in.  I don't know if it can be saved. 

On a happier note, I was FINALLY successful keeping a Poinsettia alive from one Christmas to the next! 

Last year I set one in the corner of the sunroom after Christmas and ignored it all year (only watering it lightly a few times) and kept it alive until the next Thanksgiving only to have it get covered with aphids!  This year I did the same thing and got lucky.  I wonder if it will get bigger leaves and if they will turn red?....maybe some fertilizer/insecticide would help....after all, I'm not going to eat it, right?

No comments:

Post a Comment