For those that don’t know, Victory Gardens were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort.
In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil “morale booster” — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens become a part of daily life on the home front.
Last year I started my first garden… a modest three raised bed garden. I planted bush beans, cucumber, broccoli, peppers and lettuces. The beans and cucumbers did very well and I was surprised how much food was produced from just a few seeds. The others didn’t do so well…
This year I planted: bush beans, cucumber, summer squash, peppers, snow peas, roma tomatoes and eggplant. I also have some sweet corn, but I have not figured out the best place to plant those… This year I went with Non Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds from a local farm store, Aylor’s Farm & Garden.
Hopefully this year’s crop will be a success. I look forward to having fresh vegetables to eat and share. Check back for updates. Please let me know if you have any tips or suggestions!!!