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, July 5, 2013

"Hello, Radishes!"

Today, Brandon and Mekenna stopped in with their grandparents to see the baby ducks and pick some produce. The kids were totally "into" picking vegetables and agreed to help me photograph a new tutorial.


I usually only plant "long" radishes here at the U-Pick garden. I find they provide more volumne per square inch than round ones. I have both red and white varieties.

1. Select a radish that looks large enough to suit you. Most of the time they are poking up out of the ground a bit, so it is easy to tell how large they are. 

2. Be sure it's the one you want....radishes are 20 cents a piece regardless of size.

3. Grasp the plant at the base of the stem and give it a little pull.

4. Radishes pull up easy!

Watch again carefully.....

It's so easy, a child can do it!

This year's radishes are so juicy and delicious! It must be all of that rain and sun we've been having!
Thanks, did a great job!

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