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 22, 2013

I'm Back!!

Well, I'm back. And there is a lot to do. I'm already tired.

The garden looks great, but as always, there have been some crop failures. One of the failures was the spinach. It was probably weather related as our Spring was extra cold. The tiny spinach starts just never took off. Most of them were only about 3 inches tall and they were already starting to bolt (producing a flower head and trying to go to seed). Fortunately, Penny Brown down at Garden Ventures had some nice looking spinach starts, so I bought a flat of them today and replanted the whole row.

Fortunately my lettuce looks great and doesn't need to be replanted! Look at this beautiful red variety.....

The weather was so beautiful today and it's forecasted to remain nice for the's so nice to be home!

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