How to Start a Victory Garden

— Written By Arizona Gragg
en Español

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It is no wonder that with job losses, remote working, children at home, social distancing and self-isolation there is renewed interest in the “Victory Garden.” Most of us have heard of victory gardens, first started around World War l and gaining increased importance during World War ll. Food rationing was part of life during both world wars, so the government urged Americans to pitch in by tending home garden plots. Millions of Americans did pitch in. Neighbors grew different vegetables and shared their produce with each other. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 million American homes had a victory garden.

Whether your interest in growing food is to reduce trips to the grocery store or to enjoy a garden’s rewards and pleasures, starting your own victory garden is simple. For those who do not have a garden spot available, container gardening is a great alternative.

For more information on Victory Gardens, please read the article below, or contact Bill Hoffman, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources at 828-733-8270.

How to Start a Victory Garden