Shortages in the latest thing, potatoes, inspire Gildersleeves to dig up the front yard to plant a victory garden. Heading to Peavey’s drugstore, Gildy shares the importance to act now, or face starvation in the coming months. Acting as a man with a mission, Gildy tries to convince the judge to get on board with a community garden. Will the city hall sign off on using city property for such a purpose?
At home, Leroy and Birdie are recruited to dig up every inch of turf for the garden. Will Peavey support Gildy’s community effort? After the good honest day of work, Gildy cleans up, and goes to see Leila. Her idea of a garden runs more to the line of flowers.
Friends have begun to kick in, and the garden is going well, despite lack of support from the mayor. The work gets the attention of the newspaper. The successes has an unexpected blemish when the mayor tries to horn in on taking credit for the garden. Gildy has a surprise of his own to thwart the attention stealing mayor.