It may feel as if it’s only five minutes since you dug up this year’s potatoes but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s crop.
The Association is, once again, offering a range of seed potatoes at the bargain price of just £1.10 per kg.
There will be nine varieties on offer.
First Earlies: Pentland Javelin, Casablanca, Duke of York white
Second Earlies: Charlotte, Marfona, Kestrel
Maincrop: Sarpo Mira, Cara, King Edward
They come in 2kg bags.
If you want to buy some, please place your order with Terry Johnson ( plot 18) by October 16.
Payment will be due when you receive your seed potatoes.
Because the Association is offering these bargain-priced seed potatoes we will not accept any orders for seed potatoes through the Kings Seeds Catalogues.
Any other orders from the Kings Seeds Catalogue must be placed by November 1. Please pass your order to Pearl or Ron Barton (plots 21b and 22b ) with full payment, either by cheque or in cash.
The annual general meeting of the Deal & Walmer Allotment Holders Association will be held on Monday October 15 at The Royal Marines Social Club, The Strand, Deal. Please arrive in good time for a 7.30pm start.
The agenda for the meeting and the minutes of the 2017 AGM can be found below.
DWaha Minutes for AGM 16th Oct. 2017
Summer may be drawing to a close but it’s never too late for a barbecue!
Join us by the large container on Sunday, September 9 from 1pm. All plotholders are welcome with their family and friends.
We will be holding a raffle so prize donations would be greatly appreciated. Bring them along on the day or give them to committee members in advance.
Any profits will go into association funds.
If you have any produce, plants or flowers which you are willing to donate to a stall at Deal Hospital Fete this Saturday, please leave them by the notice board in the main car park.
Donations will be collected before 6pm on Friday and again before 9am on Saturday.
All proceeds will go to Deal Hospital.
The environmental group Deal With It is holding one of its regular Seedy Saturday seed swaps at The Landmark Centre on Saturday. There will also be a Deal Hop Farm stall.
Full details here.
Plot inspections will take place in the coming week.
Tomorrow (Friday) is the closing date for entries for the best plot and best half plot categories in the annual allotment competition.
Full details here but don’t forget the date of the barbecue has changed to Sunday, July 1.
The date for the annual summer barbecue has been changed – by popular demand!
It was to have taken place on Saturday, June 30 but after requests from a number of plotholders it will now be on Sunday, July 1 from 1pm.
All plotholders and their families are invited to the association’s annual barbecue and competitions which will take place on Sunday, July 1 from 1pm.
There will also be a raffle during the afternoon – donations of prizes would be welcome. Just bring them along on the day.
As usual, the competition categories are: best full plot; best half plot; largest root of potato; longest stick of rhubarb; Sunday lunch (two each of five different vegetables on a plate including potato); largest strawberry; bunch of flowers; funniest/largest vegetable.
The entry fee is £2.
The entry form can be found here (COMPETITION 2018 ). Please give your completed form and entry fee to any committee member. Some printed forms will be available by the shed in the main car park for members who do not have their own printer.
Judging of the best plots and half plots will take place on the evening of Tuesday, June 26. Other categories will be judged on the day of the barbecue.
The closing date for the plot categories is Friday, June 22.