Speak Up: Responses to garden question


The School Nutrition AgriCulture program in the Indian River School District aims to help kids understand where food comes from. The program will include planting and harvesting healthy food in gardens and greenhouses at Howard T. Ennis School, joining gardens already underway at Southern Delaware School of the Arts, North Georgetown Elementary and Long Neck Elementary. Are you currently planning your garden for the year? What will you be planting?

  • Sussex County ... I bet many already know. — Howard Gaines III
  • With some of Delaware’s finest chicken manure for plant food. — David Givens
  • Yes, planning on it. Tomatoes, string beans, squash, bell peppers. After I get some fertilizer. — Peggy West
  • Well, we’ve been married 48 years and, even with three different homes, we always had a vegetable garden. We always planted tomatoes, peppers (hot and sweet), zucchini, cucumbers, green beans and all-around marigolds and sunflowers. I have no waste. I was taught to preserve, freeze and share with neighbors’ families. Now in my 70s, my older grandsons come and rototill the land. And I also enter much of my products at the Delaware State Fair. Thanks for reading. — Denise Sloboda Deskiewicz
  • From the ground up. — Charles Xavier
  • Potatoes. — Bob Hice
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