In 1917, The Independent Harper’s Weekly printed a chart to help direct citizens on when and how to plant a war garden. These gardens were planted to help with the food shortages brought on by the war. Most of the men and boys were fighting. Food was in great demand.
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The Independent Harper’s Weekly
April 14, 1917
It even gave a diagram of how a successful Victory Garden would look.
Vol. 79 No.5