Jacqui's Garden: A Break from the Heat
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.
Monday June 12th. I quit! It’s 11:30 a.m., 89.6F, the humidity is intense and the bugs are out in force. 45 minutes raking up mowed grass for mulch and I’m done!
Yesterday, I pounded in a dozen posts and strung several hundred feet of twine to support the tomato plants.
The first planting of green beans has formed good circles around the tripods; the kidney beans and corn are sprouting, melon, summer squash, zucchini and cucumber have germinated, the second planting of potatoes is sprouting, and there is a flower on one of the eggplants.
Hoping we get the rain forecast for overnight.
Read Jacqui's previous garden journal entry here.
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