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Oscar H. Will Victory Garden Collection

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By Hank Will and Editor-In-Chief | May 16, 2013

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Back in 1944, my grandfather offered
a Victory Garden Collection that included wax, string and shell beans, beets,
cabbage, carrots, sweet corn, cucumber, lettuce, onions, parsnips, peas, radish,
squash, Swiss chard and tomato seeds. Twelve packets, a pound and a half of bean
seed, an ounce of beet seed, half pound of sweet corn seed and a pound of pea
seed for $1.60 postage paid. The <a href=”http://www.grit.com/farm-and-garden/the-freedom-garden.aspx” title=”history of the American garden” target=”_self”>history of the American garden</a>&nbsp;is fascinating and incredibly important, and we’re proud to encourage folks to keep it alive and growing.</p>
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<a href=”http://www.grit.com/biographies/oscar-h-will” target=_self>Hank Will</a>
<em> raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper’s Farmer magazines. Connect with him on </em>
<a title=Google+ href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/117459637128204205101/posts” target=_blank rel=author>Google+</a>.</p>

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