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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Seeds Of Today

Well, I've been pretty busy the past few weeks. March 15 is the day I start planting the bulk of my vegetable seeds indoors, and March 31 is the day I try to be finished.

I've got everything but the Zucchini, Sunflowers, and Cucumbers planted, so that's not too bad.

It's not like planting seeds is the only thing I have going on in my life!

I like to use a good quality potting soil.

Crappy potting soil is just all rocks and twigs.

Kale, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel's Sprouts, Fennel, Swiss Chard, Basil, Dill, and another round of Tomatoes were planted mid March. Lettuce, Spinach and Parsley were planted late March.

All of the seeds planted in February are up and have been transplanted into bigger pots

Cilantro and Celery...

Bunching Onions and Leeks....

And Tomatoes.

The sunroom smells SO good.....

Like good, clean, dirt!


  1. It all looks great! I can almost smell it.

  2. Your brother would say is smells like good, clean soil. Dirt is what is outside in the yard, flowerbeds, garden, you get the idea. Soil comes from a bag and is good and clean. Just saying. :)

  3. Wow, Lori! All neat and tidy! Very nice.