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Wartime Gardening


I have just found this site so i thought l should tell you a little about myself. I have a large-ish garden up on the coast of Brittany and a big part of that is taken up with the production of organic vegetables.
This year l have decided to garden following the advice given by the government during the Second World War and the Dig for Victory campaign as well as using the books by Mr Middleton ‘Digging for Victory’ and ‘Dig on for Victory’. I have started a blog and would really appreciate if anyone could pass on their memories from of the Dig for Victory campaign or have been passed on some old garden advice from the ‘old boys’ of gardening. Thank you.
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Good luck with your digging and growing...
and welcome to GoY :o)

It seems you need some help with getting the website link into your blog ?
Thanks for your private message.... my reply will be in your GoY homepage inbox.
I hope this helps...

23 Feb, 2010


welcome dfv,will be interesting to see how you progress with your project...

23 Feb, 2010


Well done in following my instructions !
... you seem to have got the link on now. :o)

23 Feb, 2010


Welcome to GoY. Sounds interesting, good luck.

23 Feb, 2010


welcome to GoY.
My mum cried when her dad dug up her flowers to plant potatoes during the dfv campaign. One of the first treats after the war was to re-plant a rose bush that had been moved into a poor spot.

23 Feb, 2010


Hope all goes well and welcome to GOY.

24 Feb, 2010

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