During the height of the war, when food was rationed through scarcity, there were 3.5 million allotments in Britain, producing over a million tonnes of vegetables and it was estimated that in 1944 British gardeners produced between 2 and 3 million tons of food overall!
cook. You can sow directly into the soil, but I prefer to start almost everything off in pots to give them some strength to resist the slugs!
The stalks are marvellously coloured and can be white, as above, yellow, red, and orange, so they can look great in flower beds too!Parsley…a biennial, so will over-winter perfectly and not be set back by frost if protected just a little, like above, using an old bottom-less bread tin. Apples…invest in a few apple trees…fruit trees will never let you down! I have planted around forty fruit trees of all varieties here at Bealtaine Cottage. When in blossom, fruit trees are a wonderful source of food for the Bees… Blackcurrants…the gardens at Bealtaine are infested with them! I have grown all of my Blackcurrant bushes from seed or cuttings! I have a surplus of Blackcurrant cuttings at the moment and these are offered for sale at this link… http://bealtainecottage.com/seeds-for-sale/ Bealtaine Cottage http://bealtainecottage.com/
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