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The small carrot, broccoli, and beet seeds we’ve potted are sprouting in 2.5 inch plastic pots that incubate by the kitchen light overnight.  Once green stems rise from the dirt, we take them outside to fend for themselves in these warm California days.  If it gets cold overnight, sometimes we coddle and bring them back in, trying for the first time ever to grow our own food.

“Spirit of ’18.  The World Cry FOOD.  Keep the home gardening going,” ca. 1917 – ca. 1919, U.S. National Archives, College Park, MD