Tuesday, July 29, 2008
ABC of Victory Gardens
Published in 1943 by the United States Department of Agriculture, this 32-page educational booklet purports to be "an authoritative guide to help you grow vegetables". It explains in detail why growing a victory garden is "a patriotic duty", how "you will save a lot of money", and why gardening is about to become "a new hobby for millions". A cute relic of the war years, with good advice to modern-day gardeners, as well. To quote one of the pages: "Vegetables for Victory!"