I think the Victory Garden Revival started last spring. Americans were going to tear up their lawns and plant vegetables in new home gardens in record numbers. I am not sure how it went exactly. I just know I missed this groundswell of garden activism on account of the fact that I live in Texas where people do most of their gardening in the fall. I was admiring the heirloom lettuce in the seed catalog at breakfast just this morning.
A woman named Pamela Price in San Antonio is leading the Victory Garden Revival campaign around here. I don’t follow the politics of it so much, I just know I grew so much lettuce in my backyard last year, I am seriously tempted to tear up another flower bed and plant a lot more radishes and green onions this year.
It’s still too hot for a few more weeks. The best time to plant lettuce and cold weather stuff is when the average nightly temperature is 60 degrees or lower, I have been told. Meanwhile, check out this cool old World War II Victory Garden movie.