Wartime 1943 – The important “do’s” and “don’ts” of planting a garden
Don’t think gardening is mysterious or difficult! It takes a little planning – it does take work – but a lot less than you may think it does. With a little luck and a little rain there is very little hard work left to do after you have prepared the soil and put your seeds in!
Do have a garden this summer! No vegetable ever tasted so good as the one you raised yourself! Make your contribution to helping to win the war! Get the biggest bargains in vegetables, health and new happiness – all practically for the sweat on your brow and the soil in your hands!
Do make a compost heap! It’s nature’s gift to gardeners and a lazy man’s joy! It saves you the work of burning up or carting out waste material. And how the plants love it!
Don’t cheat! When you are turning over the soil the Spring, don’t push your spade in half or three-quarters of the way – push it in all the way! All crops need broken up soil. Carrots, parsnips, etc., won’t half try if you don’t make it easy for their roots to spread downward.