Victory gardens: A war-time hobby that’s back in fashion
The impulse to grow your own food and colorful plants seems only a natural remedy to the stress of difficult world events, especially when combined with copious amounts of alone time at home. Some see the current wave of planting as a call back to the Victory Gardens of WWII, via BBC – Travel .
It was late March when the UK lockdown was first announced. Around the same time, I ordered a seedling tray and two packets of “Cut ‘n’ Come Again” leafy greens: arugula, rucola, oriental mustard, pak choy and borecole. Nearly two months later, lockdown still hasn’t been lifted, but my tufty lettuce leaves have shot up. For billions, globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has spelt a period of deep uncertainty and stagnation, but watching green miracles occur in my vegetable patch has been reassuring. I’m not alone in thinking so.
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