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

Friday, January 11, 2013


The day before we left for vacation I harvested the last of the tomatoes from the sunroom.

Even thought the plants looked a little sad, they still had quite a few plump, juicy tomatoes on them.

Connie was house sitting for us while we were gone and she got tired of looking at the dead foliage, so she did us both a favor and cleaned it all up.  Now it's time to thumb through those delicious seed catalogs and start planning to do it all over again!


  1. Is hydrophonic(?) gardening an option of interest in the Sitka area?

  2. I personally know one couple that dabbled in it last year, but that doesn't mean that there aren't more. I could never do it...I LOVE dirt!

  3. Are you going to blog about your seed order? I would love to see what you are growing this year!

  4. I will probably blog about it but not in any can always ask me in a email of face book for more specifics if you need them