And, gardening can be more than useful. It can be fun. Plus, you can have your kids help you create this garden and even start it inside the house using old plastic pop bottles, as makeshift greenhouses.
Victory Gardens were also called Food Gardens or War Gardens. And since this historical pandemic is a World Wide War against the Coronavirus or Covid-19, I think it can’t hurt to have some extra food in our own yards.
Most of us who live in a big city, have already experienced some shortages at local grocery stores, such as flour, sugar, yeast, and toilet paper. So, although we might not be able to do much to stop the toilet paper shortages, we can try to limit some of our own food shortages—at least during the spring, summer and fall by being a little proactive and starting our own small Victory Gardens and by preparing our own jellies, jams, and preserves.
So, I thought I’d share some tricks, tips and ideas I’ve been using to create my own personal Victory Garden. I live in a big city, on a small city lot, but I've found ways to grow-up rather than to grow-across a wide area. And, if you live in an apartment, you can grow plants in pots and out on balconies, or in shared spaces. Some cities even have community gardens, where you can share a plot of land to garden on.
I’m hoping these ideas might help other people build their own Victory Gardens.
Here is a small list of recommendations:
- Don't waste food.
- When you have food that starts to spoil, such as potatoes, onions, beets, etc. think about whether or not you can take a cutting from the vegetable and plant it out in your garden.
- You can use old wood to make stakes, trellises and tomato cages to grow your plants up toward the sky.
I'm hoping you'll try this because it's one way to help stretch your food budget and keep your food supply within reach.
And, if you try your hand at a Victory Garden, please let me know. I'd love to hear how you do.
I’m also planning to share some of my successes and failures growing my own sour dough starters. Sour Dough starters can help you always have access to bread, even if the store is out of yeast or bags of bread. :D