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Ministry of Agriculture Allotment & Garden Guide

Ministry of Agriculture Allotment & Garden Guide July 1945 page 1

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      VOL. 1 No. 7

JULY - 1945


July 1945

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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




"The summer looks out from her brazen tower,
Through the flashing bars of July."

worm eating vegetables while man sleeps in sun


   Well, given that kind of July weather––though with our climate we can never be sure––we shall feel like taking a snooze in the deck chair or lying down under a tree, instead of getting on with those gardening jobs that must be done. But we must not make the mistake of thinking that this month the garden can be left to take care of itself. For the weeds grow as well as the vegetables, and pests and diseases can quickly spread, if not checked at the start. So even if you feel like "just a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep," don't indulge that feeling too often, and do keep that hoe going, to check the weeds.



And watch out for those pests.
   For instance, the "Cabbage White" butterfly is now on the wing; too soon its caterpillars may be gorging on your green-stuff. Your first method of attacking these garden enemies is to destroy the colonies of eggs by crushing them between thumb and forefinger. It's not a pleasant job but it must be done. Then, if the caterpillars do appear, destroy them by hand-picking, or dust or spray [edited - see links below for organic control]

.hand picking catepillars off cabbage


    Organic Sprays Effective for Worm Control in Cabbage and Lettuce   Organic Pest Controls That Work in the Vegetable Garden