The Victory Garden Is No More
What was once the Victory Garden, as it appears today
The Victory Garden, when it was obilterated last week
The Victory Garden, as it appeared last year.
About a month ago, we made the decision to plow under the Victory Garden and replace it with a lawn and some ornamental plants. Just yesterday, the gardeners finished up the two week transformation process from garden into backyard lawn. Of course, I was very sad to see such productive land turned into a typical suburban backyard. The quantity and variety of vegetables that we harvested these past two seasons was nothing short of amazing. It was all organic, too.
But I should mention that we have another strip of fertile farmland in the upper right hand corner of our property. It's right behind the garage in the upper right-hand corner of the top picture. And given this weekend's good weather outlook, I will begin the process of weeding, fertilizing and planting Victory Garden 2 in the next few days. While this garden's footprint is less than half the size of its predecessor, we plan on growing a similar variety of vegetables, along with herbs and vertically-climbing beans. We will also have a section for a raised vegetable bed, which means less stooping, fewer weeds and better drainage.
V is for Victory Garden 2!