In the July 1945 Dig for Victory monthly guide, the reader is cautioned against relaxing in the summer sunshine and exhorted to keep up the pace in the vegetable garden.
There’s quite a lot to do in July; planting out brassicas and leeks, fighting the pests, hoeing the weeds and generally ensuring the family will be well fed through the coming winter.
Format of the Dig for Victory Guide
The original July 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.