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July 03, 2006



Your father would be amazed because 1) you didn't want to work in a garden, but did enjoy the results; 2) he had trouble growing any pepper but Hungarian hot yellow peppers. Bell peppers and he never got along. He would have beautiful plants and very few peppers on them. Also-his plot of ground was 10 times larger than yours and had a lot of root veggies. Believe me- he would take any time spent visiting to discuss techniques and types of plants, while I would concentrate on people.


The reason for this e-mail is to tell you about Victory Garden Books from the depression era and subsequent World War 2. We were trying to learn how to garden without going broke when my wife’s grandmother gave us a Victory Garden book from the 1940’s. She told us it would tell us everything we needed to know. We have been using it several years and there has been plenty of food to go around. We checked with the U.S. Copywrite Office and found that we could convert the book to PDF format and distribute it as an E-book. This way other homesteaders and gardeners could also see the value of growing their own food.

This is an actual WW2 book that we have here on the farm. It is basically, gardening for dummies. The book was commissioned by the government to help people learn how to produce and store their own food. It was either learn to grow food or starve. Rationing was the word of the day. They also realized that people did not have a lot of money to throw at this adventure. The problem with most gardening books today is that they want you to buy expensive equipment and chemicals to garden. If you throw $1,000 into your garden, to grow a couple of hundred dollars of veggies, you are in a losing proposition. So we decided to try out this book and see if it did in fact work. Bumper crop of veggies this year. Total invested in the garden…$30. We now have enough fresh organic veggies to feed a family of 5 for the year.

The beauty of this book is that it is designed for every size of garden. From a large plot to the person who lives in an apartment with just a balcony to grow things. Every plant we (as a people) grow is one less veggie or fruit that is imported. Plus the amount of fuel saved by not having to ship food across the country or around the world is good for the planet. This helps reduce our carbon footprint.


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Bob Willman

Fox in the Henhouse Farm

Mayport, PA

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