As many Washingtonians are following Governor Inslee’s Stay at Home Order, you may be getting a little bored. Yesterday, April 9th, was the warmest day of 2020 here in Tenino, WA and what a better day to feel motivated to start a vegetable garden at my home!
Working with What you Have
I had a couple of issues. One, I didn’t have many resources as I wasn’t going to take a trip out and had to use whatever supplies I already had on hand.
What you don’t see in the video is I had to pilfer potting soil from some of the smaller flower pots I had around as I only had one bag of soil to use.
And the seeds are a little old so we’ll see if they can spout.
What is a Victory Garden?
The term, “Victory Garden” was coined during World War I to encourage people to plant and grow their own food. Not only was this to supplement their food rations due to the dwindling commercial food supply but also to boost morale. Gardeners could do their part for the war efforts by lowering the demand and cost of vegetables so that this money could be spent elsewhere on the military.
The messaging was for people to use whatever land they had to cultivate crops – “sow the seeds of Victory!” and “Food will win the war.”
Although growing a Victory Garden today may not be for patriotic reasons, there certainly are a whole list of other reasons why tending a garden is good for your soul, your health and your wallet.
What’s in your garden?