Thursday, 6 August 2009

Victory Garden

From Wikipedia:
Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens or Food Gardens for Defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences 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. Making victory gardens became a part of daily life on the home front.
Garlic, lettuce, beets.

Leeks, peas, carrots, spinach, kale.

Beans, peas, garlic, broccoli, leeks, pak choy, cabbage,
lettuce, silver-beet.


Tammy James said...


one little acorn said...

I love your little Victory Garden. Oh how I wish I had a garden. I have a few pots and I grew cherry tomatoes a few years back, but they were continually pilfered by people who live in my block and it was a disappointing result. If only they had asked at least I could have felt good about it.
After all my fussing and the water I used with no tomatoes to show for my toils, I decided (for now) that a more drought tolerant set of pots was the way to go.
Lucky you.

(Text)ure and (me)aning said...

Remember when the city of melbourne planted edible gardens like cabbage and parsley in the big green public pots around the city square on Swantson st, that is now a giant sand pit for a giant hotel chain?
Sometimes small victories do happen..

I love pak choy.