Onion sets which can be planted in autumn have been treated to mature about 3 weeks earlier than the traditional spring planted varieties. This year we have Electric (red) and Radar (white). The garlic we are stocking is the very reasonably priced Marco. We also have fresh stocks of the hardy broad bean, Aquadulce.Our most popular item in autumn is the ground cover sheeting ‘mypex’ in widths of one and two metres. It is made of woven plastic which lets water through whilst suppressing weed growth. Other things you might find useful are plant protection net to keep pigeons off your leafy crops and the organic fertiliser bonemeal which will encourage root growth in all plants including the grass in your lawn. For cuttings, seeds and repotting we have a range of composts and pots. For £1 you can buy ten sturdy round three inch terracotta (colour) plastic pots. Currently we are trying to find a new source of square black F9 pots which have sold out.Don’t forget that after December 9th2018 we are closed until 6thJanuary 2019, otherwise open Sunday mornings from 10 – 12noon.Lyn Davies.
Emsworth Horticultural Society
Spring and seed sowing might seem far away, but now is the time to start planning. As in previous years, we invite you to order your seeds through the EHS and get a discount of up to 40% available as a voucher to spend at the hut. Kings have a wide range of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. Pick up a catalogue and order form from the hut now, and make sure your order is handed in by 20th January 2019.
Discounted seeds from Kings – pick up a catalogue and order now!
We’ve lost a few stalwart helpers this year and are looking for new volunteer cashiers and servers. Cashiers write out the orders, handle money and enrol new members. Servers collect from the shelves, measure textiles, weigh out non-chemical products and lift and carry items (up to 25kg) to cars if needed. Knowledge of horticulture and products is helpful too. If you are interested or would like to know more please make yourself known at the hut, or contact Lyn Davies on 01243 373810 or email email@example.com.
The following seed potatoes are expected to arrive in mid-February. Lady Christl. A first early, lovely as a boiled new potato.Charlotte. A second early salad potato with excellent flavour, Charlotte is our best seller.Desiree. The world’s most popular early main crop red-skinned potatoIf you would to place an order, come to the hut on Sunday mornings from 10am to noon. Orders by email will also be taken (see below). Please state the number of tubers you require. Estimated price: 15p per tuber. Pay when you collect. Any queries please contact Lyn Davies on 01243 373810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seed potatoes. We’ve ordered the old favourites again this year: Lady Christl (first early), Charlotte (second early/salad) and Desiree (main crop). The price of seed potatoes has gone up this year to 15p per tuber. They should be delivered in mid-February. Orders will be taken at the Hut throughout January.Closing date for seed orders Sunday 21stJanuary. Catalogues are available from the Hut. Bring back completed order forms and pay by Sunday 21stJanuary. You will get up to a 40% discount on the cost of your order as a credit note to spend at the hut.Onion sets and shallots.Onion varieties for sale this year will be Red Baron, Hercules and Stuttgarter, and shallot varieties Golden Gourmet and Red Gourmet.Composts.Our stock of composts and growbags are kept under cover, protected from sun and rain. They will be in better condition than those in various garden centres where they are stacked outside. As well as the usual multipurpose and John Innes potting composts we have ericaceous, peat-free and Levington’s specialist seed composts. To add to compost we have perlite, vermiculite, grit sand, horticultural sand and grit - all you need for sowing and growing seeds, potting on and striking cuttings.
Seed Potato Information 2019
The hut is where EHS members can buy gardening necessities. It is a non-profit making service run by volunteers.We avoid expensive packaging by buying in bulk and breaking down items into the amount members need. We specialise in:Fertilisers including bonemeal, growmore and maxicropHorticultural textiles including mypex and plant protection netCanesSoil conditioners including sands, grits, vermiculite and perliteSeasonal items including seed potatoes, onion sets and garlicSeed orders from Kings at up to 40% discountWe also stock:Composts including multi-purpose, peat-free and JIPesticides, herbicides and fungicidesWhere to find the Hut: Washington Road allotment site, PO10 7NN. Turn off left off North Street or Bridge Road onto Victoria Road. Washington Road is the first right turn. The unadopted road to the left leads past Glenwood School to the allotment site.Opening hours:Sunday mornings 10 – 12noon all year around except for the Christmas/New Year period and August Bank Holiday weekend.You can join the EHS at the Hut for an annual subscription of £7. Other benefits include talks, trips and open garden mornings.