Today,my friends I beg your pardon, but I’d like to speak of my Victory Garden.
With a hoe for a sword and citronella for armor, I ventured forth and became a farmer …
Ogden Nash 1943
WWII-era vegetables Victory Garden
The vegetables planted in the Smithsonian Institution’s recreated
Victory Garden were commonly grown during World War II and can
still be found through seed * catalogues and nurseries.
From a tiny seed I will feed my family. (unknown)
Early Curled Siberian Kale
Alderman Tall Telephone
Corne De Belier
* Lettuce Leaf
Mrs. Burns Lemon
Black Pencil Podded
Kentucky Wonder (‘Old Homestead’)
Dow Purple Podded
* Beans, Lima
* Corn, Sweet
Texas Honey June
California Wonder (Sweet)
Black Czech (Hot)
Rouge Vif D’Etampes
* Squash, Summer
* Squash, Winter
Moon and Stars
Detroit Dark Red
Early Jersey Wakefield
Extra Curled Dwarf
Sugar Hollow Crown
Bloomsdale Long Standing
* Swiss Chard
Purple-Top White Globe
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