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Yates’ autumn garden calendar, 1943

Yates’ autumn garden calendar, 1943

The government launched a ‘Dig for victory’ campaign in 1943, and Yates seed distribution company carried this message to home gardeners. It was necessary for people to grow their own vegetables if possible, as produce from commercial market gardens was requisitioned for allied troops during the war.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Backyard gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008