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Old school gardening (1942)

Post  choksaw on 3/21/2010, 2:30 pm

Found this video on another gardening website that i get information from thank god i wasnt around back then this has go tot be some back breaking work and i love the old style tools and such.
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/8121/video-victory-garden-1942-edition

theres even some stuff with mel and the garden girl on here

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Post  Theresa on 3/21/2010, 6:50 pm

WOW! That's something to see! My hubby said it brought back old memories!
I will have to show this to Josh as he is a SFG child and has no idea of the work people had to put into their gardens.
Thanks for sharing it!

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Post  ayanefan on 3/21/2010, 11:07 pm

BLLLLLAAAAAARRRRRGH!!!!!! That kid was playing with Arsenic!!! And for the spraying, I hope he did like Clinton and didn't inhale. Yeah, that would be a stretch.
I can't believe how many diseases that garden had. Anyone know which diseases are more common with SFG? I suspect that certain blights would be controlled because we water the soil and not the leaves. I can just imagine the stuff they spray on the veggies at a commercial farm, they must have "Stay out of the Garden" days once or twice a month after they spray the crops.

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Post  timwardell on 3/21/2010, 11:34 pm

OMG! The kid's names were actually Dick and Jane! Just like those old books you read in kindergarten when learning to read. Wow. Thank GOD we have SFG now!

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Post  choksaw on 3/22/2010, 12:05 am

yeah i thought some people would get a kick out of this good for a laugh anyway reminds me of the corny movies i used ot have to watch in jr high

imagine how much food they could have had and time saved if SFG was around back then wonder how many 4x4 box's would fit in the enormous field lol

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Post  bpbdrummer on 3/22/2010, 7:50 pm

cool video, reminds me of my grandparents garden when i was a kid although we used an old 1940's ford n9 tractor, my dad actually still has that tractor.

mmmm spraying arsenic without a respirator or any protection, thats gotta be good for ya..

my favorite part of those old videos are the narrators, they always have the same tone and sound so serious.

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Post  choksaw on 3/23/2010, 2:26 pm

bueler bueler bueler lol

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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/23/2010, 2:49 pm

I've seen all those tools in grandpa's shed. Wondered what some of them were for.

I want to be the lady in heels and hat who checks on the cabbage AND I want to know who got a 16 year old girl to dress like that and do grunt work with out her phone. Which reminds me, when was the last time you saw a 14 yo boy with out an electronic game?

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Post  choksaw on 3/23/2010, 6:12 pm

1942 heehee they probably still used and outhouse and a hand pump well for water

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Post  camprn on 3/23/2010, 7:13 pm

@choksaw wrote:1942 heehee they probably still used and outhouse and a hand pump well for water
Hey, that's what I grew up with into the 80's. Some folk still have to make due that way. Rolling Eyes

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Post  ErinAdkins on 5/7/2011, 3:09 pm

Bringing this thread back. Such an interesting video! Thank goodness for raised beds, square foot gardening, and staggered plantings...lol

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Post  boog1 on 5/7/2011, 10:25 pm

i watched it, aloota back breaking work, i did it that way a few years now i remember why i hated it so much,

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Re: Old school gardening (1942)

Post  MSJ on 5/8/2011, 12:07 am

That film sure brought back memories of the gardens my parents planted every summer in Idaho. We had about an acre with a milk cow and a good sized garden. My Dad actually used a plow like that into the 1970s. I remember helping them put the potatoes in the ground and planting all those rows. The corn was high enough that it was a great place to hide when we played hide and go seek on a summer evening. I remember helping to can food every fall. There was many a meal that everything on the table was produced on our little farm.

After retirement and a move to the city they still planted a big garden. When my Dad was in his eighties we took turns going to help out. Even in a wheel chair he would sit on the deck and direct us in planting, watering and weeding a garden. I wonder what my Dad would think of my little boxes.

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Post  Unmutual on 5/8/2011, 9:04 am

LOL, Dick and Jane. Mixing your own toxic chemicals isn't too cool either, wonder if Dick ended up with cancer from all that dusting. And poor grandpa, how wrong he was about the work bit. Still can't believe I watched the whole video, but it was funny. Though I would like to have that much land, I could SFG and have a large swimming pool, barn, couple of cows and a whole lot of chickens.

Thanks Mel!

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Post  CindiLou on 5/8/2011, 9:42 am

@camprn wrote:
@choksaw wrote:1942 heehee they probably still used and outhouse and a hand pump well for water
Hey, that's what I grew up with into the 80's. Some folk still have to make due that way. Rolling Eyes

same here lol...NOT fond memories! But sure makes you appreciate modern bathrooms! Rofl..and rear end is warmer too!

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Post  Icemaiden on 5/8/2011, 12:00 pm

@Unmutual wrote:LOL, Dick and Jane. Mixing your own toxic chemicals isn't too cool either, wonder if Dick ended up with cancer from all that dusting.

I bet it was just good for the kids too! Jane seems to have been alive and kicking at 83, and says in a letter that her "brother" was alive then too. Nice letter from her on here:
http://www.cityfarmer.info/2009/01/27/jane-gorsuch-now-83-was-16-in-this-1942-victory-garden-movie/

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Post  CindiLou on 5/9/2011, 2:59 am

Oh my, watched half the video...now I am exhausted! We gardened like that (not horses rofl...) when I was young. And the kids did the work! Weeding and hoeing were daily chores.

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/9/2011, 3:55 pm

@choksaw wrote:1942 heehee they probably still used and outhouse and a hand pump well for water

Hey, I grew up like that too. There is nothing like the sound of the rain on an outhouse roof! And we had a swimming pool........it was the dugout where we watered the horses and cows. affraid

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