Many things have changed since the second world war, but garden planning advice issued then seems just as useful today. This was the sample plan issued for an allotment or garden 90 x 30 feet (27 x 9 metres). If you’d like some help with your garden planning, even if it’s on a slightly more modest scale, please register for a workshop.
Health observations from the time are interesting too, and equally valid. Quoting from D. K. Pritchard’s ‘Vegetable Growing in the Home Garden’ 1944:
“Despite the privations and hardships which obtain in Great Britain at present – and they are very real – it has been authoritatively stated that the health of the people is better than it was before the outbreak of war. This, it may be confidently assumed, is in the main due to the greater consumption of vegetables which, in the daily diet, have had to take the place of customary foods of a different nature.” Food rationing ended in Britain in 1954.