Emsworth Horticultural Society

The Hut

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

Last Updated 27th January 2019

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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 9 th 2018 we are closed until 6 th January 2019, otherwise open Sunday mornings from 10 – 12noon. Lyn Davies .
Winter 2018
Click Here to view Planting Advice on Onions and Shallots Variety Tuber characteristics Texture Cooking qualities Blight resistance Other comments Lady Christl First early AGM Pale yellow skin and flesh, oval, medium sized tubers  	Boiling new potato, good  flavour 	Ready to harvest 10 – 13 weeks  after  planting.  High yield. Charlotte Second early salad Long, yellow skinned with yellow flesh. 	Boiling salad potato, good taste 	A favourite amongst EHS  members Desiree Early maincrop Oval tubers with red skin and firm    pale yellow flesh.  	Boiling, frying, chipping, baking, mashing, roasting 	Heavy cropping. Good drought resistance. Moderate Moderate Moderate Waxy/Creamy Firm/waxy  Firm/waxy  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 maxicrop Horticultural textiles including mypex and plant protection net Canes Soil conditioners including sands, grits, vermiculite and perlite Seasonal items including seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic Seed orders from Kings at up to 40% discount We also stock : Composts including multi-purpose, peat-free and JI Pesticides, herbicides and fungicides Where 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.
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The Hut
Emsworth Horticultural Society
The seed potatoes, onion sets and shallots have arrived and are available at the hut Sunday mornings 10 - 12 noon
The Hut