Victory Garden Basics
Victory Garden Basics will demonstrate the history of our gardening past using current general garden knowledge.
Victory Gardens were the product of hard times, brought on by War and economic distress. Americans living in cities and suburbs were urged by the Government to grow their own food. For families in the country it was farming as usual.
Victory Gardens would help America and Americans survive during Wars and failed economic conditions.
Open common areas between apartment buidings, City Parks and vacant lots were used by American Communtities to produce sustanance for their families.
Now, it's time for many Americans to consider Vegetable Gardens.
Many are suffering from lost jobs, homes and most of all disposable income. Victory Gardens are a perfect way to feed the family while on the path to economic recovery.
Not only do they learn to become one with nature they improve the quality of family life as well.
Before venturing into your garden learn the basics and you'll be on a path to sustainable gardening.
Every crop grown provides sustenance from vegetables and herbs, plus enough free vegetable SEEDS for future gardens as well.
The Everything Tomatoes Garden is centered on Tomatoes. Tomatoes produce more output per square foot than most other vegetables and are perhaps the most versatile in recipes as well.
A strong tomato vegetable garden will incorporate companion plants for the best possible results.
Recipes on this site use ingredients grown in the tomato vegetable gardens.
People that have never grown their own vegetables will be amazed how fresh tasting and healthy feeling food is using fresh vegetable
Start planning using the steps and tips found in our "How To
Grow Tomatoes" pages. Ideas found on these pages work with all
compatible vegetables. Learn the basics before starting a Victroy Garden
This page will get you started on your tomato garden adventure.
Use this informtion to determine which of the companion plants and herbs you'd like to use in your vegetable garden.
Next, layout available space for your garden. One or more areas around your home may be candidates for garden patches.
Garden patches were used as victory gardens when a large open space wasn't available or as secondary plots. Patios are capable of vegetable gardening, space permitting.
One thing to remember, make room for stepping (stones) areas for access to the rest of the garden. The greens on many carrot varieties can grow pretty high.
When planning consider other open areas between the vegetables for herbs.
Tomatoes are the anchor of this garden.
Plant type is a very important decision in the planning process. Indeterminates grow larger and determinates grow within a smaller footprint and are great for this type garden.
Another consideration, indeterminates produce throughout the season and determinates harvest at maturity and lasts a couple of weeks, then the plant can be removed from the garden. Both have advantages, choose which works for you.
Our Garden uses both types Tomato plants, Carrots, Onions,Leeks,
Celery and Peppers. Herbs are Marjoram, Basil, Parsley, Thyme,
Sage. Oregano and Rosemary. These as ingredients make endless