Victory Gardens Flourish
Have you heard of the term Victory Garden? Due to wartime government rationing during WWI and WWII, Americans were urged to plant in every patch of available soil. In 1944 an estimated 20 million Victory Gardens produced about 40 percent of the nation's fresh vegetables. Impressive, don't you agree?

Who ever thought Victory Gardens would make a comeback? Today they are flourishing thanks to what I've heard called "food anxiety." Maybe not as serious as the dreaded toilet paper shortage, but we have cases where fear of food shortage and food hoarding occurs. For instance, the news reported there might be a shortage of meat in the future. As soon as such a shortage was mentioned some folks dashed out to stock up on meat, as they had TP and paper towels.
People canned excess food grown in these victory gardens to be used during the winter. Reminds me of the self-sufficient Amish, who regularly can the bounty from their gardens.
Many of you may already be planting a vegetable or fruit garden producing enough to feed your family. My grandmother had such a delightful veggie garden that I included it in my book  A Letter from Lancaster County . Makes me wonder what you would plant.

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