My colleague Paul McCardell writes today on his blog, a Century in the Sun about victory gardens during World War II.
According to Paul, something like 50,000 Baltimore residents had gardens, and they planted them in school yards, parks and around businesses.
Paul has found some wonderful pictures in The Sun archives of those gardens, including the one above. Take a look, and a trip back in time.
And for more information about starting a victory garden of your own, check out the posts written by Carrie Lyle and Joannah Hill, Master Gardeners who chronicle the development of their own vegetable gardens every Tuesday here on Garden Variety.