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


CONTENTS

 

Title

I.

How the National War Garden Commission Came into Being

II.

The Story of the War Garden

III.

How War Gardens Helped

IV.

Types of War Gardens

V.

Uncle Sam's First War Garden

VI.

How Big Business Helped

VII.

How the Railroads Helped

VIII.

The Army of School Gardeners

IX.

Community Gardening

X.

Cooperation in Gardening

XI.

War Gardens as City Assets

XII.

The Part Played by Daylight Saving

XIII.

The Future of War Gardening

XIV.

Conserving the Garden Surplus

XV.

Community Conservation

XVI.

Conservation by Drying

XVII.

Why We Should Use Dried Foods

XVIII.

The Future of Dehydration

XIX.

Cooperation of the Press
  Chapter 19 - Cartoon Illustrations
   
 

APPENDIX

  "War Gardening,"
Victory Edition, 1919
INDEX
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
INDEX
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

   
 

OTHER POSTERS

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

 

 

page 22


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.


AVOID WASTE末STORE, CAN OR DRY

     The home gardener must remember that his responsibility does not end with the maturity and harvesting of his crops. Authorities are agreed that after several years of war 1919 will see the world's food shortage more marked than ever before. For this reason the matured crops must be considered as only a beginning. Garden products must be put by for winter use in order that the abundance of the growing season may be made to supply the needs of the months of non-production.
     EVERY POUND OF THE SUMMER'S CROP THAT CAN BE SPARED FROM THE SUMMER DIET MUST BE STORED, CANNED OR DRIED IF AMERICA IS TO GIVE THE WORLD THE FULL WORTH OF HER HOME GARDEN PRODUCTION. NOTHING MUST GO TO WASTE.
     Vast quantities of foodstuffs must be sent overseas to feed the people of starving Europe. In order that a sufficient volume of exportable food may be available for this purpose it is imperative that the home-grown foodstuffs be made to supply this country's household needs, as far as possible, for the coming winter.
     For home storage complete directions are given in Part II of this book.
     For home canning and home drying full details are given in a manual issued by the Commission. The book also contains directions fro jelly making, the making of fruit butters, pickling, fermentation and salting.
     For a copy of the book on canning, drying, etc. write to the National War Garden Commission, Washington, D.C.


RADISH

RHUBARB

Cabbage maggot末(Small worm which tunnels into the radish.

Flea beetle末(Eats small holes in the leaves).

TURNIP

SQUASH

Subject to the same diseases and insects as cabbage and should be treated the same way.

This plant is subject ot the same diseases and insects as cucumbers and should be treated the same way.
TOMATOES

Leaf spot, or blight末(Leaves become spotted, turn yellow and drop; stems dry up and fruits drop).
Fruit rot末(Decay begins at blossom end of fruit).
Anthracnose末(Sunken, discolored spots in fruit, followed by decay).

Wilt末(Causes plant to wilt and die.)末Pull up and burn plants.
Tomato worms末(Large green naked caterpillar, which eats leaves.
Cutworms末(Dark worms which cut plants off at the surface of earth).
Flea beetle末(Small jumping beetle which eats small holes in leaves).

WATERMELON

Anthracnose末(Brown spots on leaves; small sunken spots on fruit).

Insects末(This plant is subject to the same insects as cucumber and should be treated the same way.

YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED

     This Commission maintains a Department of Household Science which will welcome questions connected with Gardening, Canning, Drying and kindred subjects. Technically trained workers, of practical experience, will give prompt attention to all inquiries. Address Department of Household Science, National War Garden Commission, Washington, D.C.


   
   

[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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