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.
Autumn Offers at the Hut, 2018
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!
Geoff White.Geoff, who used help at the Hut sadly died recently. His allotment at Washington Road was beautifully productive and he was well liked for his friendly, kind and helpful nature. He will be missed. Our sympathies go to his family.Help needed at the Hut.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.