Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Shoot to Kill"

Growing a Victory Garden demanded more than just saying a little rhyme and hoping for the best while putting seeds in the ground.

One for the blackbird,
one for the crow,
one for the cutworm,
and one to grow.
- A Traditional American saying

Like all gardens, the Victory Garden needed cultivating, fertilizing, weeding, watering, and protection from voracious pests. Posters were made even to remind gardeners to spray the bugs.

ARC Identifier: 515408 SHOOT TO KILL - PROTECT YOUR VICTORY GARDEN , 1941 - 1945 Still Picture Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD.

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