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WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 2

WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 2

Victory Gardeners, 1943, Courtesy of the Library Congress

Victory Gardeners, 1943, Courtesy of the Library Congress

I’m sharing excerpts/stories from a WPA Great Depression era documents on gardening in Iowa from a folder titled Special Studies and Projects, Almanacs, Iowa, Anecdotes/facts/proverbs/recipes Notes, Reports, and Essays. 1930s and early 1940s WPA food sources in the Library of Congress archives provide descriptions of how Iowa natives created and cultivated subsistence gardens. After finishing this post be had and outside this morning the plant some perennials around my own house. I have produced the content below in a paraphrased format when necessary to make them legible and indirect quotes as often as possible.

Successive Planting

Good garden is practice the success of planting system with many crops, particularly those planted early in the spring. Each week or 10 days a new plot of section of the garden is planted with some crop of which the previous planting is just getting well started towards maturity. This system supplies a young tender crop as the older planting becomes large and tough.

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WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 3

WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 3

WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 1

WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 1