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By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 13 August 1917

On 13, Aug 2017 | In On This Day | By Nicola Gauld

Birmingham Mail

Monday 13 August 1917


The potato crops on the Birmingham War allotments show much promise, and no reports of disease, which is prevalent in some localities, have been received by the Parks Committee. The continuation of spraying of the main crop with Burgundy mixture is advocated. This work has been done systematically on the large allotment areas. Early potatoes are, generally speaking, giving an excellent yield. At a Corporation allotment in the Coventry Road, Small Heath, over 40 potatoes were obtained from a single root, and the weight was 7 1/2lb.