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My uncle used to grow vegetables on his allotment, and absolutely everything was taken home to be used. Nowadays, mcuh less is used. For example, the leaf of beetroot would not be eaten, but back then we used all of it. My mother had a mincer attached to the table, and once all the bugs and dirt had been washed off, everything would go through the mincer and then be made into stew. A lot of the vegetables were full of holes and would not have looked at all nice if they were put on the plate like that, so it was put through the mincer to make it look more appetising!

Back then you were not allowed to grow flowers on an allotment - vegetables only - and in fact it is only twos years ago that my local allotments changed this law to allow us to grow flowers!

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