To help in the war effort and also to make sure they had more food to eat in a time of rationing, people were encouraged to grow their own vegetables and fruit at home.
Families like the one Clementine was evacuated to would have grown things such as potatoes, green beans, carrots, peas, lettuces, cabbage, strawberries and raspberries. Herbs were also grown so lemon balm, rosemary, chives and mint were also popular plants. Why not plant your own victory garden at home? Choose a small plot, pick some easy to grow plants like lettuce and swiss chard, start your seeds off on a warm windowsill and enjoy ‘digging for victory’ with your Clementine.
Written by David Cain - March 02 2015