Grow a Victory Garden

Grow a Victory Garden

Plant a Victory Garden Today

As it is now as it was in World War II when the nation fell on hard times, these days the cost of food just keeps rising and we all feel the pain in our purses. One week it’s dairy prices, the next it’s the price of cereal; if there is any good to be found in these trying times, let one of them be the fact that we are now in the growing season. Victory Gardens, also called “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” were gardens planted by ordinary citizens during World War I and World War II to provide some relief from the public food demands.

Not only is gardening an excellent way to reduce your grocery bill, but it is also a great way to bring your family together and be productive and have a sense of accomplishment. Gardening is a great activity to help relieve stress, lower your blood pressure and improve sleep quality.

Goffle Brook Farms Garden Center and Farmer’s Market in Ridgewood N.J. has everything you need to get your garden started today. If you are new to gardening and don’t know how to start, our expert and knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and provide you with all you need. Our garden center/farmer’s market is completely stocked with potting soils, soil amendments, fertilizers, garden tools and implements, livingston seeds both vegetable and herb and we have vegetable garden plants ready to go in the ground.

Victory gardens came into being during the era of World War 1 and 2. They were a means to boost morale and supplement food rationing, today these gardens today symbolize self-sufficiency and a return to basics of our daily lives. They are tailored in this day and age for both urban and sub-urban communities and homes and are a means by which we can cultivate our own fresh, healthy produce, reducing reliance on processed grocery store food.

Selecting the right plants for your victory garden is not merely about preference but strategy and what you like to eat. It’s more about growing your own food, such as your own produce like fresh vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers, lettuce and peas; and fresh herbs in garden plots, city rooftops, balcony containers, community gardens, and home gardens, and so on. The goal is to grow nutrient rich, high-yield vegetables within an organic environment that is easy to maintain and suitable for your climate. This selection process ensures a steady supply of fresh produce that caters to the dietary needs of your family while keeping expenditures minimal.

One of my best gardening memories is of planting vegetables again after waiting so long. And now that the weather and soil are warming up there’s a plethora of good eats to get in the ground, all the while basking in the sun’s warmth, working the soil with your hands, and getting dirt beneath your fingernails.

We have everything you could possibly need to start your garden or replant or add to your existing vegetable gardens at our garden center.


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