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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 31


     Some of the seed desirable for saving because they mature in one year are:

BEANS末Select the best plants and let the pods mature. Pull up plants preferably in the early morning, to prevent shattering. Place plants in a dry, well aired placed until seed are hard. Shell and spread in a layer until dry.

drawing of how to remove corn kernels for planting or testingFig. 12末To remove kernels when preparing to plant or to test seed, insert knife between rows and pry sideways.

SWEET CORN末Select the ears just at maturity and while on plants, as plant must be considered as well as the ear. The plant should be free from disease and preferably have two or more good ears to the stalk. The distance between joints should be short and the ears set on short, strong shanks. Ears should be nearly cylindrical and should taper but slightly from butts to tips. They should be well filled out, with husks tightly folded over ears. Pick ears from plants maturing at nearly the same time, uniform in size, strong and well rooted. Medium sized ears are best. When fully mature strip down husks and string up 10-15 ears in a dry shady place so as to dry out ears quickly.

CUCUMBERS AND SUMMER SQUASH末Select desirable fruits when in the usable stage. Allow them to remain on vines until ripe, as indicated by change of color or hardening of surface. Remove the seed from the ripe fruit and wash free of pulp. Spread in a thin layer in the sunshine to dry, stirring frequently. A quart or less should dry satisfactorily in a day.

EGGPLANT末When fruit is opened for food, select the best formed seed, wash and dry.

LETTUCE末Plants for seed should be started early enough so that seed setting and ripening does not occur during the hot weather. With heading varieties it may be necessary to cut across the tops of the heads to allow the seed stalks to push through. When seed heads turn white and open, cut or pull the plants, put heads in paper bags and hang in a dry place until seed are ripened and drop out of heads, or lay the plants on a table in a  dry airy place.

POTATOES末Select productive seed hills, as nearly free from disease as possible. Potatoes should be true as to variety, which means that a late variety should not be substituted for early variety if the crop is to be harvested early. Early varieties cannot be substituted for late varieties as they are not as productive. Seed potatoes should be kept dormant in a dark, cool place until planting time. The production of long sprouts, or wilting, will reduce the vigor. Rub off the long sprouts before the potatoes are planted.

RADISHES末Select the finest roots and cut off all but a few central leaves. Put the roots in a moist, airy place for a short time and then plant them with the crown an inch below the surface. When seed ripen, cut plants and lay on paper exposed in the sun. When the outside covering is dry, then rub out seed, dry and store.

TOMATOES末Gather fruit from selected plants when a little over ripe, but not decayed. The seed may be freed by one of two methods. One of these is to crush the fruit, and force through a sieve, and then put the seed in a coarse cloth and press out pulp under water. Another method is to crush fruit, put in a container and allow to ferment for two or three days, stirring once in a while. The seed settle and the pulp which rises may be poured off. Wash the seed in clear water and dry.

WINTER SQUASH, PUMPKIN, MUSKMELON, WATERMELON末When fruit is opened for food, select the best formed seed, wash and dry.

drawing of cut Hubbard squash showing seeds

Fig. 11末Hubbard squash.
A good type winter squash for seed.

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