Jun 13th, 2005
I’ve not quite decided if mtp will be an all-year-round activity yet (we’ll see how the summer goes first) but when I found this site about the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign suddenly cauliflowers in Dec became a distinct possibility. The site has pdfs of the original ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign leaflets issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1945. They show you what to grow, when to plant it, how far apart and when to harvest. It also gives advice on how to make sure you can harvest all through the winter – just when supplies are scarce (it says). I’m glad I didn’t live through the war but there’s something exciting about growing vegetables for a real cause. We all know that if our lettuces get eaten by slugs we can always pop to Sainsbury’s to get some new ones but what if the lettuces in your plot were your one and only chance for salad that year? Puts a different persepective on it doesn’t it?
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