In Britain, "digging for victory" used much land such as waste ground, railway edges, ornamental gardens and lawns, sports fields and golf courses was requisitioned for farming or vegetable growing. Sometimes a sports field was left as it was but used for sheep-grazing instead of being mown:
Victory gardens were planted in backyards and on apartment-building rooftops, with the occasional vacant lot "commandeered for the war effort!" and put to use as a cornfield or a squash patch. During World War II, sections of lawn were publicly ploughed for plots in Hyde Park in London to promote the movement.
People were asked to grow there own fruit and vegetables in there gardens
Hedgerow picking for berries for jams and pies in the countryside were encouraged and was great fun as well for the whole family.
- 1½ lb potatoes.
- 1 stick celery, a few spring onions, or a little leek.
- 2 tablespoonfuls chopped parsley.
- 1¾ pints of vegetable water or water.
- 1 teacup of milk or household milk.
The above is a wartime recipe for potato soup that I found and thought you might like. I am enjoying this trip down the 1940's lane and hope that you are too..... So I am off to my stitching room now to continue on. I hope you enjoy the little original film ( I did)
Have a great day and Happy Stitching!