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, February 1, 2013

Keeping My Head Above Water

The paperwork load around our house has been just crushing us! Yesterday I just had to get out of the house to get some fresh air, so I took Lucy for a walk...Come on, Lucy, let's go!

Levi helped me get a bunch of contemporary Christian music on my fancy phone, and it just does my heart and mind such good to listen to it while we walk. It's like soothing water over a parched soul.

It was such a nice day that I decided to do a little work outside when I got home.  A friend of mine told me it's possible to force rhubarb by covering the plant crowns with upside-down terracotta pots.

I don't really need rhubarb earlier than usual, but the ducks do worry it alot when it's first coming up, so I always have to go to a lot of trouble to fence it off from them. This year I decided to try covering them up...
I don't have big terracotta pots, so I'm trying buckets.

Now it looks like I have a crop of buckets sprouting up in the garden!

I hope it works.

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