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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 30

SAVE NEXT YEAR'S SEED FROM THIS YEAR'S GARDEN

     Owners of gardens will find that the saving of seed from this year's gardens will be of great help for next year's planting. While it is more satisfactory, ordinarily, to purchase seed from reliable dealers the increased planting of home gardens, the poor crop of seed, the decrease of foreign importation, the exporting of certain seed to Europe and the use of certain kinds for food have caused a shortage and, as an emergency measure, each gardener should save as much seed as possible.

drawing of perfect ear of cornFig. 10––In selecting corn to be saved for seed, choose the most perfect ears.

     Saving of seed is easily done, though it requires care and attention. In saving seed select them from plants of a single variety grown by itself if possible, rather than from plants where more than one variety have been planted. Where there are two or more varieties of the same vegetable growing side by side, cross fertilization takes place and standard seed cannot be obtained. It is well to learn all the features which make up the most desirable type of variety of vegetable from which seed is to be saved. Seed saved where it is grown has two advantages. For one thing more careful selection can be given than is possible for all seed placed on the market. Another advantage is that plants from this seed will succeed best under local conditions.
    

Select seed plants which are free from disease, which show a vigorous growth, a good yield and quality, and mature early. Mark selected plants with string. Plants selected for seed should be given especially careful cultivation and every effort should be made to promote their full development. When seed is ripe harvest with care.
      properly stored, with the exception of parsnip and onion, should retain vitality from 2 to 5 years. Thus enough seed may be saved from a good crop to tide over the poor years.

drawing of method of handing corn to dry

Fig. 11––A good way
of hanging seed corn to dry.

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