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Shop Talk: Victory Gardens
by Ashley Fritsche
Welcome back to Shop Talk with The Featherweight Shop! Shop Talk is our local chit chat with The Featherweight Shop staff, gathering around our dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. We love to share patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and getting a smile and a delight about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. We consider Shop Talk the fun tidbits of news!
Vintage Victory Garden Advertisement.
Image Source: The Laurel of Asheville
During WWII, Victory Gardens were a way for the nation to come together as both a way to grow food for the family, but also bring some well needed morale and feeling of accomplishment to the home front.
Group of ladies planting a Victory Garden.
Image Source: Michigan State University Library
Now, victory gardens are once again a topic of discussion, especially as something you can do at home for an enjoyable pastime. Plus, the fruits of your labor are both literal and sweet - store bought simply can't beat the flavor of your own home grown tomato!
Today we will take a page out of The Modern Family Garden Book (originally printed in 1935), known for Victory Garden tips and tricks!
Although we are coming into springtime, the snow covering our front yards would beg to differ! One reason we love this book, is it gives tips for these finicky seasons. When we cannot get outside to plant our gardens due to frozen ground or snowfall, we can read up on house plants. As pointed out in this excerpt, spring is the perfect time to begin re-potting your houseplants. After those long winter months, our indoor plants are ready to stretch out their roots too.
Thanks for joining us for our Featherweight Shop Talk, see you back here tomorrow!