…a post from the voice
‘Dig For Victory’ was a campaign set up during the Second World War. It was instigated to try to encourage people to grow their own vegetables, in order to alleviate the food shortage, boost moral and supplement their rations. The idea was to grow your own in window box, your back garden or on an allotment.
As an island, Britain was easily cut off from supplies. Having the ability to grow your own vegetables was, and still is, invaluable.
Thankfully, we are not at war however it is still important we do not lose these skills. We still live on an island after all.
Growing your own cuts down on the distance your food has to travel to your table and therefore cuts down its carbon footprint. Of course you need to be careful where you buy the seeds from. A UK manufacturer stocked by your local garden centre will probably have the lowest mileage.
Growing your own is also much better on your pocket.
Ultimately, growing your own gives you a tremendous amount of satisfaction. Overcoming the obstacle and nurturing a plant from seed to plate gives you real sense of achievement. From growing cress on your windowsill to carrots on your allotment, they’re all yours!
So go dig for your own little victory today and join us in March as we sow the seeds for our Green Bean Challenge ‘Grow Your Own’.
We’ll be growing:
- Green beans
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sweet Peas
What will you be growing?