Fine, still & fairly warm. Continued clearing & got nearly to the trellis. Note that the white rambler rose has layered itself here & there. Gave all the broccoli nitrate of potash. Picked more apples. There is still 10-15 lb. on the tree, but how many will keep I do not know. I am only trying to keep the larger ones.
5 eggs. Sold 15 @ 3/- score. (Also sold 15 on Wed.) Total for week: 47. This must be low record for this year.
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I can not tell you how much I enjoy this window into a bye gone era, it is grounding in so many ways.
My first thought was, what kind of war is this, when gardeners can apply nitrate of potash to their broccoli? After all, in 1626 King Charles I ordered everyone to collect their urine (and as much as possible of their animals’ urine) so it could be used to make saltpeter for gunpowder. He was trying to reduce England’s reliance on foreign saltpeter.
Now I remember: the Haber-Bosch process, developed just before the Great War. Fritz Haber went on to expand gas warfare and later to invent Zyklon B.