What is a 'Victory Garden'?
A 'victory garden' was first introduced during World War II to contribute to the war effort by helping to diversify food production by encouraging everyone who could have a garden to grow vegetables for consumption and sale. The recent CoVID outbreak has dramatically increased interest in home vegetable gardens because some areas have 1) had difficulty getting fresh vegetables, 2) a desire to have accessible food nearby without exposing residents to CoVID, and 3) a desire to get outside to enjoy gardening for health reasons. Below, please find some great resources for Maryland, Virginia and Delaware residents to grow vegetables in their yards.
What are Victory Gardens?
Food supply anxiety brings back victory gardens
How to grow food in a modern day victory garden.
Maryland Gardening Information:
Maryland vegetable garden information center
Maryland vegetable planting calendar
Vegetables for Maryland
Vegetables that grow well in Maryland
What's in season in Maryland (a farmers market guide)
Best vegetable varieties for Maryland Gardens
Scott's guide to easy tree fruits for Baltimore (2012).
Virginia Gardening Information:
Delaware Gardening Information: