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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–Following Germany's Defeat–Was 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 24

PART II

HOME STORAGE MANUAL FOR
VEGETABLES AND APPLES

No form of Food Conservation is more important than the home storage of vegetables for winter use. Canning and drying are essential to the nation's food supply, and should be practised to the fullest possible extent, but they do not take the place of storage. To keep vegetables in their natural state is the simplest form of preparation for winter needs. By taking proper precautions against decay and freezing an abundant supply of certain kinds of fresh vegetables may be kept at minimum expenditure of money and effort.

STORAGE HELPS SOLVE FOOD PROBLEM

     The importance of making provision for winter food needs is even greater this year than it was in 1918. Every pound of foodstuffs that can be spared for export will be needed in Europe for feeding American troops and to prevent the starvation of the domestic and military populations of the Allied nations. Every pound of vegetables stored away for home uses will release exportable food. A nation with a food shortage is a nation in peril. For this reason it is of vital importance that no vegetables of high food value be allowed to go to waste. To save is to be patriotic.
     The home gardening campaign conducted by the National War Garden Commission will this year result in the creation of a vast new planting area. The output of these gardens is greatly in excess of immediate needs. Unless proper steps are taken to safeguard the surplus the waste will be prodigious. This Commission will stimulate nation-wide activity in canning and drying. An important purpose of this booklet is to arouse similar interest in the storage of vegetables

     For some vegetables satisfactory storage places are afforded by the pantry shelf or attic. For others the cellar is the right place. For others outdoor storage is preferable. This may take the form of pits or banks, or it may be done in hillside caves or cellars.

COMMUNITY STORAGE

     Especially good results may be obtained if several neighboring families will form community clubs to provide storage facilities. In this way very complete provision may be made for handling winter supplies at slight trouble and expense to the individual household.
     Community or co-operative storage may be effected in various ways. Several families may join together and construct outdoor cellars or they may join in the use of an available building conveniently located in which vegetables may be stored in large quantities.

 

WHAT AND HOW TO STORE

CELLAR STORAGE

     There are many vegetables which can be stored to good advantage. Included in the list are Potatoes, Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Celery, Salsify, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Winter Squash, Turnips, Beans and Lima Beans. Good results in storage depend upon:

   1––Ventilation.
   2––Regulation of temperature.
   3––Sufficient moisture.
   4––Quality of vegetables stored.

          Beets
          Cabbage
          Carrots
          Celery
Parsnips
Potatoes
Salsify
Turnips
     In a house heated by a cellar furnace vegetables may be stored to good advantage in the cellar. Partition off a small room as far as possible from the heating plant. Two sides of this room should be outside walls. There should be at least one outside window, for temperature regulation and ventilation.
   

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