How to Build a War Garden

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Photo: Gardening in Wartime

The clever-clogs at Google have scanned and put up the 1918 how-to-manual Gardening in Wartime at the exact right time for our current situation: "The home garden plan of 1918 should be for the largest possible amount of food with the smallest possible amount of layout and fertilizer. Authorities agree that seed shortage is the worst they have ever seen. The supply of fertilizers and natural manures is also far below the normal." Prepare for the worst, hope for the best! [War Vegetable Garden via Boing Boing]