Just found this (I should be doing something else, possibly clearing up, possibly starting lunch, but hey).
What to give the wartime gardener, from a 1942 gardening magazine:
Have just unpacked seeds (admittedly frivolous flowers and not virtuous vegetables) and a kneeling mat (does that class as ‘tools’?), but strangely no one has yet given me a bag of hop manure. Can’t think why not,
Right, back to the kitchen – and have a great Christmas Day, however you spend it.