Available now:•Japanese onion sets, variety Shensyu. Plant them in September if you can, or October. They will overwinter and give you an early crop next summer.•Broad beans, variety Aquadulce.A very hardy variety, sown in October/November should overwinter and produce an early crop.•For covering bare earth, Mypex woven plastic textile is very popular. It comes in 2m and 1m widths.•To insulate your greenhouse, bubble wrap, 2m wide. Clips also available.•For winter pots, a range of composts and soil conditioners.Coming soon:•Garlic, variety Early Solent Wight. This variety cropped well this year. Plant from October to January, the earlier the better.•King’s seed cataloguewill be available from the hut in early October. If you order their excellent seeds through us you will get a discount, up to 40% if we get enough orders. This will be in the form of a voucher to spend at the hut.
Get Ready for Winter at The HUT
40% reduction on seeds ordered through the EHSSeed catalogues for King’s Seeds are available at the Hut now. If you order your seeds through the EHS you will get a 40% refund on the price you pay in the form of a voucher to spend at the hut – just in time to buy seed potatoes, onion sets and shallots. Seed order forms have to be returned to the hut by January 21st 2018.
Seed Potatoes are on order for delivery in mid-February. They can then be chitted and planted in late March early April assuming that the soil will be warm enough then. The following varieties are on order:•Lady Christl•Charlotte•Nicola (second early)•DesireeWe are not ordering Maris Piper this year as we had a lot left which had to go to the tip.The reservation list will be available in the hut in due course.Garlic for autumn sowing is now available in the hut; as are Japanese onion sets for over wintering.We have good stocks of fleece, bubble wrap and Mypex (two widths) to protect plants and soil over the winter. Remember the dry fertilisers that come in 1kg and 3kg bags are very competitive prices compared to garden centres.The hut will be closed either side of Christmas, the volunteers need a break and very little is going on in horticulture at that time. Suzanne Holroyd
The HUT - Updates
Please Note:The distribution Hut is closed for Christmas Holidays and will re-open on Sunday 7th January fully restocked.