Emsworth Horticultural Society

The Hut

Washington Road Allotments, Emsworth PO10 7NN Click here to view the map

Last Updated 05th April 2018

Last Updated  19.05.18 14:20 v1
Get Ready for Spring at The HUT
We   have   got   a   good   winter   deal   on   composts   from   Warwicks, consequently, Growmore   Multi   Purpose   50litres   is   currently   £4.25   per bag John Innes Compost in 30 litre bags is £4.30 per bag Gro bags are held at the 2017 price of £2.75 A   few   'Nicola'   seed   potatoes   are   still   available   at   10p   per tuber. We   also   have   Stutgarter,   Hercules   and   Red   Baron   onion sets available at 50p per 100g. PROVADO   Vine   Weevil   killer   is   no   longer   available   to   purchase and   we   have   no   stock.      However,   Bug   Clear   Ultra   soil   drench for   Vine   Weevil   is   available   @   £7.50   for   480ml.      This   is   a   new product and detailed application instructions are on the box. BEWARE   WHEN   TEMPTED   TO   PURCHASE   PLANTS   WHEN OVERSEAS. This   can   also   apply   to   online   purchases   from   sites   which   are   not part   of   the   Horticultural   Trades   Associations.      You   may   have read   in   Gardening   magazines   or   the   daily   newspapers   about XYLELLA   FASTIDISA.      THIS   IS   A   VIRULENT   BACTERIUM WHICH    ATTACKS    PLANTS.         This    can    eventually    destroy plants   and   could   run   through   gardens.      It   is   currently   present   in parts   of   Italy   and   Spain,   it   is   carried   on   olive   trees,   cherries, lavender,   rosemary   and   figs.      If   it   arrives   in   the   UK   it   is   a   threat to   many   species.      When   you   purchase   plants   check   where   they were   grown   and   try   to   patronise   the   many   local   nurseries   which produce   their   own   stock . Suzanne Holroyd
The Emsworth Horticultural Society
Seed Potato Information Variety Tuber Characteristics Texture Cooking Qualities Blight Other Comments Lady Christl First Early AGM Pale yellow skin and flesh, oval, medium sized tubers Waxy / creamy Boiling new potato, good flavour Moderate Ready to harvest 10-13 weeks after planting. High yield. Charlotte Second early salad Long yellow skin with yellow flesh Firm / waxy Boiling salad potato, good taste Moderate A favourite amongst EHS members Desiree Early Main  Crop Oval tubers with red skin  and firm pale yellow flesh Firm / flowery Boiling, frying, chipping, baking, mashing roasting Moderate Heavy cropping. Good draught resistance. Nicola Salad Second early Long, waxy, oval-shaped tubers,  light yellow flesh,  thin light brown skin Nicola Charlotte Desiree Waxy Boiling.  Ideal for salads.   Excellent flavour Fair Resistant to scab  and eelworm.  Suitable for  patio growing. Hut Update The following varieties of seed potato are available: Lady Christl Nicola Desiree CHARLOTTE has SOLD OUT (apart from pre-orders) Shallots and onion sets are on sale for 50 pence for 100g, and broad beans at 90 pence per 100g.
Nicola Wonderful taste, one of the best new potatoes Excellent    boiled    and    served    hot    or    cold    in salads.  Waxy texture. Heavy yielding, stores well through summer One of Sarah Raven’s favourites Plant April/May, harvest June/July                    Or One   of   the   best   potatoes   for   summer   planting   refrigerate   until   mid-summer   to   stop   sprouting and    then    plant.        Harvest    from    mid-October onwards.
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