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, August 28, 2013


I use my garden trowels all the time....almost on a daily basis actually. The only problem is that I can't seem to keep track of the stupid things! Most of them have unpainted wooden handles, so they blend in with the ground too easily and I have a tendency to walk away from them. Recently I got smart and bought a few new ones that have bright, colorful handles....I was proud of myself and ready to go....

Then yesterday while doing some weeding around the steps I thought I saw something....

So I got down on my knees to get a closer look.....

And look what I found!!!!

UGH!!!! 2 of my old trowels! Obviously I had set them on a step and then someone  kicked them down between the stairs and they landed on the ground ...out of sight.  Oh well, at least I have plenty of trowels now!

1 comment:

  1. That is funny!! It's like they were having a little trowel party down there.