Digging up the past for advice on growing your own
Michael Viney, Another Life, Weekend Supplement 25th April 2009, Th...
AMONG THE FAMILY heirlooms which helped to equip our move to the west coast three decades ago was a somewhat tattered volume of Department of Agriculture leaflets, published in a seventh edition in 1941, a crucial year of The Emergency.
Leaflet No 36, on The Vegetable Garden, however, still offered sound and practical advice along with earnest encouragement. A different sort of emergency has produced a sudden flood of requests for help on how to grow them – this mostly from the non-farming public. Teagasc, in response, has reissued an updated A Guide to Vegetable Growing (www.teagasc.ie
) . Download 'Grow your Own Food'
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