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Ministry of Agriculture Allotment & Garden Guide

Allotment & Garden Guide May 1945 page 7

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The Allotment DVD
The delights of having an allotment. 15 programmes as seen on ITV. Suit new and established growers. Seasonal guide, top gardening tips, fascinating food facts and insights into what's really in those sheds! 

THE ALLOTMENT SERIES was first shown on ITV 1 West

Allotments UK and other related allotment links


Attend to the Compost Heap
       The importance of compost was described in the January Guide, and the March issue dealt with how to make it. May is the time of the year when further materials such as waste vegetable matter, coarse grass, lawn mowings and annual weeds, become available for the heap. While not forgetting the needs of domestic livestock, all the waste material that can be collected should be rotted down on the compost heap.  

tying and pruning tomato plants

    Look out for PESTS*  
   If you are growing broad beans, look out for signs of black fly and tackle this pest early. [edited for content] If you are growing early turnips, you may be troubled with the flea beetle [edited] Your seedling carrots may suffer from the carrot fly. [edited]

man staking out rows

*Text for toxic chemical pest control deleted. earthly pursuits encourages companion planting and integrated pest control and strongly advises against using any toxic chemicals in and around your home and garden.