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

Monday, June 24, 2013


WOW! it was a busy, busy day at the u-pick! The weather was AWESOME, but I think it's forecasted to change soon. That's okay, the plants need rain, and I could use the break.

The exciting news it that there are baby radishes to pick now! I have had the worst time growing radishes! Everyone says it's so easy, that they will grow in any type of soil, but I have never been able to grow more than a few decent radishes each year. Every year I try again and I get a few more than the year before, but most of them are tall and leggy with big tops and skinny bottoms. Many times I have been discouraged and tempted to give up, but the desire to grow decent radishes is strong, and every year I try it again.

Well, I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it becaue my radishes this year look the best yet!

I used the seeder this year and I love how evenly it spaced the plants.

I've been snacking on these little beauties all day...don't you just love radish burps?

 It just goes to show that it pays to NEVER give up!

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