As I mentioned yesterday, I have decided to build my own wee Victory Garden. I love the Dig for Victory idea, and see no reason why I can't be victorious in my own way, hopefully producing my own food for a healthier lifestyle and to save money. I have had lots of success growing vegetables, however there is lots of room for improvement, particularly in the area of producing a steady supply.
So what is a Victory Garden? During the later years of World War One there was a widespread shortage of food, and a campaign was started to encourage people to grow food. In World War Two there was a widespread campaign which promoted home food production. War Gardens, or Victory Gardens were seen as important ways of boosting the morale of citizens at home, allowing them to support the war effort. I didn't realise that Victory Gardens were also a part of home life in Germany.
So that is my very basic introduction to the Victory Garden. I've currently got a rampant row of overgrown rocket, three Brussels sprouts plants, some spindly leeks, ancient carrots and plenty of herbs. Oh, and some mangy spinach and tiny rainbow chard plants. Time to be a Soldier of the Soil. Well, maybe next weekend.