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

Sunday, May 18, 2014

It Happens So Quickly

I'm back from bear hunting and I am just amazed at the garden!! I never get over it......this sudden reawaking....the surprising warmth of Spring.....the transplants taking root and the seeds sprouting....And I was only gone for about 2 weeks! The lettuce is ready to eat.....

Egyptian Walking Onions are so much fun!

I wonder if there will be Apples this's hit or miss in Sitka when it comes to Apples.

The Kohlrabi is already bulbing up....

The peas are climbing....


We're eating Garlic Greens already!

The radishes are so yummy....they're so juicy that they should be considered a liquid rather than a solid!

The mother duck is still sitting on her eggs...12 of them. AND, a second duck got broody but I didn't want more ducklings so we kept taking the eggs from her. Unfortunately she wouldn't give up, so I slipped some of the first duck's eggs under her last night.

I think it is the only way she'll snap out of it. The ducklings should hatch in the next week or so......I can't wait..... Baby ducklings are so much fun!

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