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wargarden2017

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100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« on: February 16, 2017, 17:31:40 »
hello all
            cool forum.
as for the title of my post since it has been 100 years from the great war and World War 2 my friends and I are working on a two part project.
 Part 1 we are working get copies are WWI and WWII newspaper articles, pamphlets, and book we do not already have to let
people see the state of garden in each era.

part 2 we will be also growing plots according to WW I and WW II diagram and with vegetable  varieties from both eras.
we will also might be doing a blog and Vlog of project.
Unlike other projects done past we will be concentrating on the growing of veg not the other war related issue that most projects have included.
If you wish to help we can not accept money or volunteer help. but if have access to info from both eras  that is not currently online such article newspaper archives or picture we love see copies of them

 

wargarden2017

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Re: 100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 02:04:55 »
the rules we plan following for a good war garden from the guides and advice of time:
  • Don't start more then you can finish.
  • Don't waste good seed on bad soil.
  • Don't work the ground to soon.
  • Don't plant rows up and down a hill.
  • Don't use to much seed.
  • Don't plant to much of one thing.
  • Don't let tall plant shadow low ones.
  • Don't wield too heavy a hoe.
  • Don't let the weed crop win.
  • Don't spare the water.
  • Don't let the bugs win.
  • Don't let anything go to waste.

these 10 rules still work great today in 2017

squeezyjohn

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Re: 100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 09:18:10 »
There's an awful lot of "don'ts" in those rules and not one single bit of advice telling you what you should do!!  Seems very negative to me.

galina

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Re: 100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 10:24:54 »
There's an awful lot of "don'ts" in those rules and not one single bit of advice telling you what you should do!!  Seems very negative to me.

Here is the actual Dig for Victory gardening plan from WWII: http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/photos/Digsmall.pdf

http://www.recipespastandpresent.org.uk/wartime/?page_id=237

http://www.earthlypursuits.com/AllotGuide/DigforVictory1/DigForVictory1_2-3.htm

Lots more info and pamphlets (based on the importance of carrots);  http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/history4.html#uk

Good luck with the gardens and looking forward to lots of photos too.  :wave:
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 10:34:03 by galina »

wargarden2017

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Re: 100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 15:07:36 »
squeezyjohn those 12 don't's represent the biggest garden mistakes. there may list of do but they maybe listed on the original  pamphlets.

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Re: 100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 15:16:14 »
I got a copy of the Carrot  Museum Dig for Victory plan when I took my allotment. Carrot top is trying similar this year and writing about it in his blog. There is a link to his on mine

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Re: 100 and 75 years ago war gardens
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 15:16:14 »

 

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