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Jacqui’s Garden: Tomatoes and Basil Planted at Last

Jacqui’s Garden: Tomatoes and Basil Planted at Last
January 11, 2018 Food Pantry GardenVolunteers

After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui Sakowksi has dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger. Read more about Jaqcui and her impact in our community here. In this entry in her garden journal dated May 27, Jacqui shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry.

"Saturday, May 27th, While the cool damp conditions have been very beneficial to the cabbages, kohlrabi, celery, potatoes, peas, beets, and onions they have been less helpful to the eggplants and bell peppers. More importantly, they prevented me planting the tomatoes until today! While there are many good vegetables available from my garden each summer, there is something very special about freshly harvested tomatoes ripened on the vines that every gardener seems to relish.

"If the weather forecast holds by the time of the next projected rainfall on June 1st, I hope to have bean, corn, summer and winter squash, carrot, leek and pumpkin seeds under soil, and maybe a 2nd planting of beets."

Read Jacqui's next garden journal entry here

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