Thursday, 16 November 2017

November 3rd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 7 tasks this week :

1) Treat Sour Soil. - Apply half a pound per square yard of hydrated lime once every three years. 

2) Collect Pea-Stakes. - Pea stakes were scarce during wartime and it was advised to gather some when pruning trees or bushes 

3) Lift Horse-Radish. -Lift horseradish roots and clean out the bed. Put them in sand or soil handy for use. Cut some of the roots into 3-in pieces for propagating after Christmas. The average family only require a small quantity and it's easier to replant a small bit each year as it soon spreads and becomes hard to clear if left in the ground. 

4) Clear Herb Beds. - Clean up herb beds. Cut mint stalks down to the base and remove the waste whilst weeding. Trim thyme and clean up sage.

5) Use Cauliflower and Broccoli. - Use cauliflower at once to avoid waste. Early broccoli will now come into regular use. 

6) Prune Fruit Trees. -Prune when the opportunity offers. 

7) Clean Up. - Clean beneath hedges etc. with advice to burn the rubbish and clippings.

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