19.8.39.

Hot. Planted out 1 score each brussels, savoys & purple sprouting broccoli. Paid 3d per score. Not very good plants & very dry, but fairly good roots so they should take. Suspicion of club-root (which we have never had here) in one plant which I got rid of. Some white turnips (sown 28.6.39) ready to pull.
Smallholder” claims wireworm in carrot beds etc. can be dealt with by 2oz. per sq. yard mixed napthaline & freshly slaked lime.
9 eggs (3 small). Sold 20 @ 2/- score.
Total this week: 68 (19 small).

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2 Responses to 19.8.39.

  1. The Ridger says:

    Fewer eggs every day. Is it the heat?

  2. Today is Saturday. Five years ago today, der Führer was elected.

    The word “napthaline” is code for naphthaline, C1 0H8 [C1 0H8], a white, crystalline, water-insoluble hydrocarbon, derived from coal tar or petroleum and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosives and as a solvent. In combination with the secret ingredient [a twist of lime], all living creatures coming in contact with the concoction experience negative effects.

    Meanwhile, paranoia permeates the garden; suspicious vegetables are summarily banished. Watch the suspect brussels, savoys & purple sprouting broccoli arc through the air over Orwell’s shoulder as he prowls the rows on hands and knees.

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