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, September 2, 2013

Shave And A Haircut.....Two Bits

It's that time of year again....everyone needs a haircut!

It was time to prune all the Primroses that line the driveway....

The foliage was getting quite bushy, and since the ducks can not access that part of the garden this time of year they were providing perfect habitat for the slugs.

Also, even though it's a bit early, it's best to trim away all Primrose foliage before freezing weather arrives, or they turn into a smooshy mess.

A serrated knife is the perfect tool for this job.

That's better!

Kitty also needed to be pruned....He was getting pretty bushy!

Yes, I'm talking about you!!! Be afraid, be very, very afraid!

Ahhhh, that's better, isn't it Kitty? That wasn't so bad was it?

Kitty always goes and hides under the table and vigorously grooms himself after being pruned. After that he realizes how much better it is and he forgives me.

Ahhhh, Indian Summer......

And, after all the work was done....I gave myself a haircut too! Don't worry, I don't look like Kitty, and I didn't use a serrated knife.....just pruned off the dry ends of summer!

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