Just a reminder that the big container will be manned tomorrow morning (Saturday) from 10am to noon for the sale of fleece, Growmore, chicken pellets, etc (Roll up for some fleece).
Fleece is the latest addition to the range of goods being sold by the committee. It is 1.5m wide and costs 20p per metre. It is available only in multiples of one metre.
It can be bought at the large container which will be manned this Saturday (February 17) and on Saturday week (February 24) from 10am to noon.
Garden lime, Growmore, chicken pellets and bamboo canes are also available (Super Savings).
Here’s a chance to make a great start to the new growing season with some bargain offers.
The committee has stocked up on the following items for members to buy: Growmore at £1 per kilogram; garden lime at £1.50 per 2 kilograms; chicken pellets at £9 for a 20 kilogram bag; blood, fish and bone at £1 per kilogram; 8ft bamboo canes at 40p each.
All proceeds go into the association’s funds
They can be bought at the large container this weekend – on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
If you haven’t already paid for your seed potatoes please do so as soon as possible. Payments should now be made to Ron Barton (plots 21B and 22B Allotment plot map) instead of to Terry.
If you have ordered seed potatoes from Terry Johnson (Seed Potatoes) now is the time to pay for them. Please make full payment to Terry as soon as possible.
A load of well-rotted manure has been delivered to both main car parks on the allotment site.
The price for plotholders is £!5 for 20 barrowloads or 75p per barrowload. Please make your payment to any committee member.
The seed potatoes that the association is offering for sale (details here) are even better value than they first appeared to be.
We mistakenly said they were £2.50 per 2kg bag but in fact they are just £2. Apologies for the error.
Here’s a chance for you to buy your seed potatoes for next year at a bargain price.
The association plans to bulk buy the seed potatoes in 20kg sacks and sell them on to members in multiples of 2kg. Nine varieties will be on offer at a cost of just £2 for a 2kg bag.
The varieties we are offering are:
Casablanca – a white-skinned potato with a creamy flesh. Each plant produces a good crop of tubers. They are good for boiling and steaming.
Duke of York – renowned for its excellent flavour. It is good for boiling and general use.
Pentland Javelin – a very popular early with oval, white-fleshed tubers and a great flavour. It has low blight resistance but high resistance to both scab and eelworm. It is a good for boiling, salad and general use.
Kestrel – an exhibition quality, high-yielding, very tasty potato. It produces long, oval tubers with white flesh. It has high blight resistance, moderate scab resistance and is also slug resistant. There is no discolouration when cooked. It is suitable for chips, baking and general purpose.
Charlotte – probably the best salad potato available. It produces a good crop of flavoursome long, oval, pale yellow tubers. It has high resistance to both blight and scab. It is good for boiling and, in particular, for salad use.
Marfona – produces a good crop of large tubers which store well. It is suitable for a wide range of soils. It is good for baking, boiling and general use.
Sarpo Mira – an excellent all-rounder. A very vigorous grower, it produces a huge crop of tasty, floury potatoes.
Cara – a high-yielding, good general purpose potato.
King Edward – a good general purpose potato of excellent cooking and eating quality.
If you want to buy any of these seed potatoes, please place your order with Terry Johnson (plot 18 Allotment plot map) by November 1. You must pay Terry when you place your order. The minimum order is 2kg of any one variety.
An 8ft by 10ft Eden greenhouse is on offer for £100. It comes with spare glass and accessories. If you are interested please ring 01304 832944 (Shepherdswell).
Here’s a reminder of what the committee has in stock for members to buy:
Chicken pellets – 20kg bag for £8.50
8ft bamboo canes – 40p each
Blood, fish and bone meal – 1kg bag for £1
All proceeds go into the association’s funds.
If you want to buy any of the above, talk to Terry Johnson, plot 18.