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The War Garden Victorious - Appendix 1
Victory Edition 1919 WAR GARDENING and Home Storage of Vegetables





How the National War Garden Commission Came into Being


The Story of the War Garden


How War Gardens Helped


Types of War Gardens


Uncle Sam's First War Garden


How Big Business Helped


How the Railroads Helped


The Army of School Gardeners


Community Gardening


Cooperation in Gardening


War Gardens as City Assets


The Part Played by Daylight Saving


The Future of War Gardening


Conserving the Garden Surplus


Community Conservation


Conservation by Drying


Why We Should Use Dried Foods


The Future of Dehydration


Cooperation of the Press
  Chapter 19 - Cartoon Illustrations


  "War Gardening,"
Victory Edition, 1919
Cover / Letters / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32
More Letters / Back

  "Home Canning and Drying," Victory Edition, 1919
Cover / Letters / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32
More Letters / Back

Color Plates

  Sow the Seeds of Victory - Every Garden a Munition PlantWILL YOU HAVE A PART IN VICTORY?

"Every Garden a Munition Plant"

James Montgomery Flagg

  War Garden Victorious Poster - War Gardens Over The TopA Poster Spreading the Idea of Militant War Gardens

Maginel Wright Enright

  War Garden Victorious Poster - Every Garden a Peace PlantA Poster for 1919, Symbolic of Victory

Maginel Wright Enright

  War Garden Victorious Poster - Can Vegetables, Fruits and the Kaiser tooCAN VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND THE KAISER TOO

J. Paul Verrees

A Poster Which Was Used in 1918, and Which, Amended芳ollowing Germany's Defeat妨as Also Forceful in 1919



  We can can vegetables, fruti and the Kaiser too We can can Vegetables Fruit and the Kaiser too



page 21

editor's note

Pages 17-22 of this booklet deal with disease and insect prevention.

earthly pursuits recommends natural and organic disease and pest control. I have included the sections of the booklet that offer safe solutions and have omitted the sections that advocate chemical/toxic solutions. I have also listed several  resources for more information on natural, organic Integrated Pest Management. please see page 17 for some links to alternative methods of disease and insect control.

I apologize for not including the pages as part of this historical document but I cannot in good conscience publish methods so totally against my beliefs.

On the following two pages, if a remedy is not listed for the disease or pest it has been intentionally omitted. Try links on page 17 to find solutions.



Smut末(Large, black, irregular swellings on ears or tops). The only remedy is to cut off and burn the smut swellings.
Cornear worms
末(Bore through husk and eat the young kernels). Kill all worms which are found when husking corn for use.
Cutworms末(A dark worm which cuts plant off at surface of earth when plant is small).

Seed Corn Maggot末(Tunnels in seed, sprouts and stems of plants).


Anthracnose末(Brown spots on leaves).
Downy mildew末Yellow spots on leaves).
Wilt末(Leaves droop and wilt quickly).末Pull up and burn plants. Striped beetles act as carriers of this disease and should be controlled carefully.
Stink bug or squash bug末(Sucks sap from leaves and injects an injurious substance.)
Striped beetle or 12-spotted beetle末(Both eat leaves).
     Preventative: Cover young plants with protectors of cheesecloth or wire gauze.
Vine Borer末(Worm which bores into vine at surface of earth)
     Remedy: Carefully cut the vine lengthwise, remove borer and kill. As plants grow throw earth over vine at ev4ery other joint, in order that new roots may form and to keep the vine growing.


Blight or wilt末(Whole plant wilts).末No remedy. Pull up and burn plants.
Flea beetle末(Small jumping beetle which eats leaves).
Anthracnose末(Dark sunken spots in fruit; cracks in leaves).



Thrips末(Very small sucking insects, which cause leaves to turn a silvery color or whitish, and later to curl and twist).
Cutworms末(Dark worms which attach onions as they do corn).
Onion Maggot末(Eats bulb, inducing decay).
Powdery mildew末(Covers plant with powdery white growth).
Pea Aphis.


Early blight末(Brown spots, with concentric rings on leaves. Worst in moist weather.)
Late blight末(Dark spots on leaves, appearing water soaked and not having concentric rings. The spots become yellow and the leaves die. Worst in hot, sultry weather, August and September. Lives over winter in seed potatoes.)
Colorado potato beetle末(The common potato bug which eats leaves).
Blister beetle末(Long black potato bug or old fashioned potato bug. Eats leaves.)
Flea beetle末(Small jumping insect which eats leaves, usually appearing when plant is small.
Beetles末(Eat foliage).
Cutworms末(Worms which cut plants off at the surface of earth).
Black Rot末(Black, sunken and nearly circular spots appear on tubers. It begins as small spots on stems and spreads until the stems rot off.)
     Control: Use only sound healthy tubers to produce healthy plants.
This plant is subject to the same diseases and insects as cucumber, and should be treated the same way. This plant is subject to the same pests as cabbage and should be treated the same way.

[ed. note] see Mulch, Intensive and Lazy Gardening Books for alternative methods of preparing the soil and planting.

"Carrots Love Tomatoes" is a good reference for companion planting - which plants like to be planted closer to each other and may help provide natural pest prevention and which plants do not like each other.

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