When I woke up this morning I was happy.....I had gotten quite a bit of work done outside in the past few days and I was looking forward to hitting the garage sales before I went to work again. But then, I sat up in bed and looked outside......and I did not like what I saw....ALL of the row covers were off the beds!
All of that work!!!! All those little tender seedlings, exposed to the wind!!!! I was not a happy camper!!!!!
So instead of going garage saling, I put on my gardening gear and crawled around in the garden for 2 1/2 hours covering things back up and bulking up on weights to hold the row cover down better. FYI, the pots of rocks didn't last 15 minutes....
What worked best was buckets of water, and, we all know they will stay full!!!! The ducks will like mucking around in them too...they'll probably be full of dirt and water by the time I empty them.
The only thing good about today's irritation is that it happened while I was home....too many times it happens while I am gone and the garden-sitter has to do it. The wind is expected to keep blowing for a day or two....how will I get things done?
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:
P O Box 6021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org