Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017

sowing some of my seed hoard

Since my last post I've been sowing some of my seed stash including 12 varieties of peppers, 12 varieties of salad leaves and lettuce. The watermelon sugar baby seedlings have been potted on. I'm pleased to report that my tomato seeds have germinated and I hope to be potting those on next week. I've tried chitting parsnip seeds. I've also began creating cut flower displays utilising flowers grown in the garden.
 Gardeners Question Time celebrated its 70th anniversary on the radio this month and it has been a pleasure listening to gardeners' queries from the 1940's ranging from dealing with flooding to the uses of soot and whether or not to cut the tops off sprouts as the plant is growing.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

6th April 2017

In the past week I've updated the 1940's leaflets page but spent most of the week researching about rationing especially food rationing. I was already aware of the fluctuating allowances of fats, sugar,tea and meat during the war but the part of food rationing that appears to overlooked a lot seems to be the points system. I have really struggled to find much information on the points side of the food rationing system.