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, June 14, 2013

Plants Should Have Wheels

One time a friend told me that she was notorious for moving plants around and that she thought they should have wheels. I am the same way.....I've even moved them more than once in a season! Today I needed to move some really big plants so I got out the BIG GUN....

I pulled out 2 unproductive lilac bushes and and old cherry tree trunk. They were too large for the bed and were blocking out a fair amount of sun. Then I pared down some "out of control" perennials and planted more primroses. The bed looks a little beat up right now, but it will bounce back in a few days.....and look!

Plants DO have wheels!


  1. lets see a pic - from a larger point of view - when you are finished. Thanks!