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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cleaning Up The Celery

The weather was so nice here for the past week....everyone and everything just soaked it up!  It's better than medicine. The rhubarb especially loves it and just gets bigger and bigger...

I never get tired of looking at the beautiful stalks and leaves.

Watering is quite a chore when the sun shines....our plants are used to copious amounts of rain, so they grow shallow roots and demand water every day!

I got alot of projects done outside during the nice of them was cleaning up the celery patch. When celery is transplanted it goes through a bit of a shock. First the plant stops growing and some of the outside stems start to die....but then, the plant recovers and the center starts to grow again. Once the plant looks fully recovered I like to clean up the plant a bit by pruning off those dead  and sickly stems.





There now, isn't that better?

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