Friday, 20 March 2009

Growing your own vegetables

The sun’s come out, spring is here, and it’s time to plant some vegetables! It’s much easier than you might think. You don’t need an allotment (although that helps) – you could be growing your own yummy parsnips, carrots and potatoes in a window box or small patch of garden.

Allotments are very popular here. There were 815,000 allotments in the UK in 1939, and they say it’s now 1,400,000 in 1943. Even the Royal Parks and Kensington Gardens are being converted into allotments!

It’s hardly surprising – it’s such a good way to get cheap and tasty food on the table.

The Ministry of Information has put together a wonderful clip showing how to get this done:

Go on, what are you waiting for? And if you’re doing it already, what vegetables are working best for you?

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