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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–Following Germany's Defeat–Was Also Forceful in 1919



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



page 27


     In storing celery in a pit or trench, the plants are set side by side as close as they may be packed and wide boards set up along the outside edges of the pt. Dirt is banked up against these boards and the top covered with corn fodder or similar covering. If celery is kept in the row where grown the earth should be banked around the plants with the approach of cold weather. For freezing weather bring the dirt to the tops of the plants and cover the ridge with coarse manure, straw or fodder, using stakes or boards to hold the covering in place. Only late maturing and late planted celery can be safely stored

drawing of celery in outdoor pit or trench for storage

Fig. 9*––This shows celery set into an outdoor pit or trench for storage. Boards should be placed along the edges of the pit or trench and dirt banked against these boards. The tops of the celery should be covered with corn fodder, straw or similar covering. The celery may be removed easily at any time.

     A hotbed, instructions for the making of which are given on page 7 (Fig. 2), in Part I of this booklet, makes an excellent place for outdoor storage for celery. The surplus earth and manure should be removed and a board covering should be substituted for the sash and glass. Store the celery in the same manner as in pit storage. For protection from cold use any covering that will prevent freezing.
     Celery should not be stored with turnips or cabbage. It will absorb odors from these vegetables and its flavor will be impaired.

drawing of shelving with squashes, sweet potatoes, pumkins

Fig. 4––For squashes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins shelves near furnace afford good storage.


Beets          Potatoes
Carrots       Turnips
Parsnips      Salsify

     An outdoor cellar makes a good storage place. In cold climates this should be partially underground. A side-hill location is desirable for ease in handling the vegetables. To make such a cellar dig an excavation and in this erect a frame by setting posts in rows near the dirt walls. Saw these posts off at uniform height and place plates on their tops. On these plates place rafters. Board up completely with the exception of a place for the door. The whole should be covered with dirt and sod, and in cold climates added protection should be given by a layer of straw, fodder or similar material. Ventilate with a flue. A dirt floor is best, as some moisture is desirable. This form of storage is especially good for the joint use of several families.
     On a more pretentious scale cellars of this nature may be made of brick, stone or concrete. Such cellars afford practically perfect storage room for potatoes, carrots, cabbages, parsnips, beets, turnips and salsify.


     Permanent cold frames, with deep pits, may also be used to advantage in storing vegetables if the drainage is made thorough. After the frames are filled the sash should be covered with boards and the outside banked with soil or manure. As the weather becomes severe a covering of straw or mats is necessary. This covering should be heavy enough to prevent freezing.
     Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts which have not matured may be taken up and planted in shallow boxes of soil in a light place in the cellar. If kept well watered they will mature for winter use.

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