Thursday, February 19, 2009

Victory Garden Friday!!!

Grow a Victory Garden!!!!
As I shared in more detail here, the "Victory Garden" campaign of the 1940's was very successful at inspiring folks to raise some of their own food. With the economic situation of today I am hoping that another Victory Garden grass roots effort will take off. If each of us just raised ONE thing! ONE meal!!

I have started some plants in my big south window. Container gardening and window gardening is possible for people with out room to plaint a traditional garden. Right now I have a flat of lettuce and one of spinach growing very nicely. (note the plastic wrap over the one flat. I do this until the seeds germinate. It keeps the soil very moist and warm.) These little plants won't ever make it to the garden in the spring... we will have eaten them up by them just in time to plant some more spring lettuce outside.

Sometimes we just have to think outside the box! Never gardened?? Live in an apartment?? Have a small yard?? You CAN grow some fresh veggies! They taste SO GOOD!! There are so many resources on-line for any type of gardening. With just a little research and learning you will be all set to grow some good home grown food!!!!

So for the cost of a pack of seeds and a little potting soil we will enjoy SEVERAL meals of FRESH lettuce and spinach. For more frugal tips visit Biblical Womanhood.



Abbi said...

I think Victory gardens are a great idea! It would be so neat if everybody would try to grow a little and start composting too.
I hope your gardening grows well, I am eager to get started too.

Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

That's so great! I'm excited about my broccoli seeds sitting in my window sill that are already starting to sprout. Thanks for visiting my site, I hope you come back often! I'd love any advice you may have to share with me on homesteading :)