The Victory Garden

The seed varieties listed on this page are documented in period sources (see references below) and appropriate for planting in a W.W. II-era themed Victory Garden. Our seed is fresh for the current planting year.

Click on the seed variety name for plant descriptions and ordering information.

Varieties for a WWII-era Victory Garden

Kentucky Wonder Bean 2,3
Hollow Crown Parsnip 4
Scarlet Runner Beans 4
Little Marvel Pea 4
Crosby Egyptian Beet 2, 4
Long Red Cayenne Pepper 4
Detroit Dark Red Beet 1, 4
Connecticut Field Pumpkin 4
Early Wonder Beets 4
Early Scarlet Radish 1,4
Copenhagen Market Cabbage 2,4
White Icicle Radish 2, 4
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 4
Salsify, Mammoth Sandwich Island 4
Golden Acre Cabbage 4
Early Prolific Straightneck Squash 1,4
Danvers Carrot 1
Table Queen Squash 1,4
Chantenay Red Cored Carrot 1,2
Fordhook Swiss Chard 2,3,4
Georgia Collards 1, 4
Lucullus Swiss Chard 2,4
Golden Bantam Sweet Corn 1,2
Earliana Tomato 2,3
Straight Eight Cucumber 4
Marglobe Tomato 1,3
Black Beauty Eggplant 4
Rutgers Tomato 2
Dwarf Blue Curled Kale 4
Purple Top White Globe Turnip 1,2,3
Early White Vienna Kohl Rabi 4
Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon 4
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce 1
Tom Watson Watermelon 4
Mignonette Lettuce 4

Documentation Sources:

1 "Ferry's Victory Garden Plan", Ferry-Morse Seed Co., 1942

2 "Your Victory Garden Work Sheets", Beech-Nut Packing Company, 1943

3 "The New Garden Encyclopedia - Victory Garden Edition", Wm. H. Wise & Co., 1945

4 "Henderson's Everything for the Garden", Peter Henderson & Co., 1943