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Three Allotment Gardening jigsaw puzzles for summer enjoyment

“I Love Gardening”

Designed by the popular cartoonist Mike Jupp

“It all seems to be happening down in the allotments.” 1000 pieces.

See the puzzle here.

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August 1, 2011   Comments Off on Three Allotment Gardening jigsaw puzzles for summer enjoyment

‘Urban Farmer’ defined as – the trend for young jam tart types to dress in country regalia

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Three definitions of “urban farmer” at Urban Dictionary

From Wikipedia: Urban Dictionary is a Web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases. As of April 2010, the site contains over 4.85 million definitions. Submissions are regulated by volunteer editors and rated by site visitors.

1. Urban Farmer

April 28, 2010 Urban Word of the Day

A person who constantly plays Farmville and acts like they know everything about a real farm — but all they do is live in the city, sit at a computer, and at a certain time, need to stop what they are doing to farm their imaginary crops.

Example: “Carly won’t shut up about her stupid farm and throwing sheep. What an urban farmer.”

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May 3, 2010   Comments Off on ‘Urban Farmer’ defined as – the trend for young jam tart types to dress in country regalia

Richard Adams’s Kitchen Gardens

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British artist, Richard Adams’s Kitchen Gardens

Richard Adams (b. 1960) received a BA Hons in Graphic Design at Leicester Polytechnic. He spent his childhood amidst the British countryside in the south Cotswolds. Its outstanding landscape has had a strong and lasting influence on his art work.

Richard Adams creates a dream world often adding ‘odd’ people that seem to float above the ground and seldom stand upright. Full of humour Richard Adams paintings are beautifully drawn and highly imaginative.

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February 22, 2010   Comments Off on Richard Adams’s Kitchen Gardens

Donald Duck was a Victory Gardener

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From Toons At War.
1940’s image.

Disney licensee W.L. Stensgaard produced a Victory Garden sign that featured Donald Duck chasing pests from his garden. The sign was available in two sizes and was sold in five and dimes, hardware and grocery stores.

One version of the sign featured the illustration printed on a masonite board attached to a 24-inch long stake. This sign was produced in six oil colors and had a wholesale price of $10.80 per dozen. The suggested retail was $1.69 each.

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January 19, 2010   Comments Off on Donald Duck was a Victory Gardener

Bugs Bunny steals Victory Garden produce – Buckaroo Bugs

Buckaroo Bugs – 1944 cartoon

There’s trouble in the San Fernando Alley! The Masked Marauder has stolen an entire supply of carrots from the townspeople’s victory garden! Who is the Masked Marauder, you ask? Why, it’s “Buckaroo Bugs”! And who will stop this pesky wabbit?! Red Hot Ryder, that’s who! (Uh, yeah. Right.)

“He got away with everything.”

“What did he get, all the money from the bank?”

“No, all the carrots from our Victory Garden.”

“The sidewinding bushwacker.”

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January 17, 2010   Comments Off on Bugs Bunny steals Victory Garden produce – Buckaroo Bugs

Superman, Batman and Robin are Victory Gardeners in 1943

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Although there is no story to accompany this graphic in the 1943 edition of the comic, it is a wonderful promotional image, which would have reached millions of kids during the war. Superb!

January 6, 2010   Comments Off on Superman, Batman and Robin are Victory Gardeners in 1943

Mother Earth’s Children – The Frolics of the Fruits and Vegetables – 1914

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“I’ll be grown up,” said Caraway,
“And out of school Thanksgiving Day;
And that’s a good thing, too, ’cause you see,
They can’t make cookies without me.”

100 beautiful illustrations! Highly recommended! (Mike)

By Elizabeth Gordon
Illustrations M.T Ross
P.F. Volland and Co. Chicago
1914

A seed, little friends, is really a plant or a tree all wrapped up in a little brown bundle. If you plant it in the ground it will grow, and when it is old enough it will bear fruit, because God has made it so.

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September 8, 2009   1 Comment

Poisonous Fruit – 1807

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By Mrs. Elizabeth Turner
from The Daisy; or, Cautionary Stories in Verse
1807

Poisonous Fruit

As Tommy and his sister Jane
Were walking down a shady lane,
They saw some berries, bright and red,
That hung around and over head;

And soon the bough they bended down,
To make the scarlet fruit their own;
And part they ate, and part, in play,
They threw about, and flung away.

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September 6, 2009   Comments Off on Poisonous Fruit – 1807

The Worm – 1811

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Cowslip or More Cautionary Stories in Verse
By Mrs. Elizabeth Turner
1811

The Worm

As Sally sat upon the ground,
A little crawling worm she found,
Among the garden dirt;

And when she saw the worm, she scream’d,
And ran away and cried,
As if she had been hurt.

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September 5, 2009   Comments Off on The Worm – 1811

The Russian Peasant And His Turnip

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See the story unfold on the next page. (Read more)

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May 12, 2009   Comments Off on The Russian Peasant And His Turnip

One day she gets herself an allotment. Now she has dropped the Prozac.

February 21, 2009   Comments Off on One day she gets herself an allotment. Now she has dropped the Prozac.

Our Gardens Yesterday and Today – 1917 cartoon

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Mr. Patriot’s front garden in Town, as it was.

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And as he hopes to have it this year. Potatoes, Parsnips, Turnips.

By W.K. Haselden
Daily Mirror, Great Britain
19 Jan. 1917

December 31, 2008   Comments Off on Our Gardens Yesterday and Today – 1917 cartoon

A Compost Heap – Plant Canteen – 1944 cartoon


Watch Plant Canteen – A Compost Heap – 1944 cartoon

1944 Cartoon – Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries “Dig For Victory Leaflet No 7

Commentary – “Thanks Mr Middleton. Mr Middleton – Good Afternoon, we all expect vegetables to feed us but we’ve got to see that we feed them properly too. Suppose we get down to the root of the matter. Plants need food just as much as we do, and it must be in a form they can assimilated. This is where humas comes in. Humas is composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.

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November 27, 2008   Comments Off on A Compost Heap – Plant Canteen – 1944 cartoon

Burma-Shave Ad Promotes Victory Gardens – 1944

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Pacific Drug Review Magazine, 1944

Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small, consecutive highway billboard signs.

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November 21, 2008   Comments Off on Burma-Shave Ad Promotes Victory Gardens – 1944

1917 Cartoon – A change of implements due to war.

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Caption: Familiar scene, more especially on Saturdays and Sundays, before the war.

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Caption: What are we coming to now.

Cartoon by W.K. Haselden
Daily Mirror, 22 Mar 1917

November 17, 2008   Comments Off on 1917 Cartoon – A change of implements due to war.