The original April 1945 Dig for Victory wartime growing leaflet consisted of 8 pages which I have followed by reproducing the content onto separate pages.
Where an article runs onto two pages these have sometimes been combined into one page for readability or the trailing content moved onto the relevant page.
Where I feel it helpful, I’ve annotated the information. To make annotations obvious, they are coloured green.
The April 1945 Growing Guide covered these main points:
- Timing for jobs like potato planting and the importance of getting on with jobs whenever the opportunity arises, especially thinning seedlings.
- Frequent hoeing and reminders regarding swedes, shallots, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, clearing brassica stumps. Seed-sowing and fertiliser.
- Sowing beans – dwarf and haricot, beet, cabbages, carrots, lettuce.
- The art of making and placing pea sticks
- General advice on pests and specific advice on wireworm
- The difference between millipedes and centipedes with brilliant illustration. The leather jacket.
- The dreaded cabbage white and other brassica eating caterpillars. Clearing rubbish from the plot.
- A list of other pests and the chemicals they used to control them with in wartime – and after.