: This World War II-era pamphlet by the United States Department of Agriculture outlines the need for victory gardens to support the war effort and provide "minerals and vitamins necessary for good growth and health." The pamphlet shows novice gardeners how to plan a garden, when to plant seeds, and what kinds of crops to plant. It is 13 pages in length and measures 5" x 9" (12.7 x 22.86 cm). During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3303_4547563_001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Agriculture; Daily Life; Plants and Animals; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Washington (District of Columbia); Ohio