Victory Garden sign on raised vegetable bed

How to Plant a Victory Garden

A victory garden is a garden planted for the purpose of producing food to supplement the family’s diet. The term “victory garden” was coined during World War I and World War II when there were food shortages due to the war effort. Homeowners were encouraged to plant gardens and growing vegetables became patriotic.

Today, victory gardens are making a comeback as people are interested in eating more locally grown food. Here are some tips on how to plant your own victory garden.

A victory garden with various vegetables growing in beds.
Victory garden
  1. Choose a sunny spot in your yard that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day.
  2. Prepare the soil by tilling it or digging it up so that it is loose and easy to work with. Add organic matter such as compost or manure to help improve the quality of the soil.
  3. Decide what vegetables you want to grow. Some easy vegetables to grow include tomatoes, peppers, beans, carrots, radishes, and spinach.
  4. Plant your seeds or seedlings according to the instructions on the package.
  5. Water your plants regularly, especially during periods of hot weather.
  6. As your vegetables mature, harvest them and enjoy!


Planting a victory garden is a great way to supplement your family’s diet with fresh, locally grown produce. By following these simple tips, you can have your very own victory garden in no time.