Plot fees fall due at the beginning of November (Rules) but you may find it convenient to pay at the end of the AGM on Monday (Annual General Meeting).
The fees for next year will again remain at £25 for a full plot and £12.50 for a half plot.
You will also be able to place your orders from the Kings Seeds Catalogue (Kings Seeds) after the meeting. Please note, though, that if you are intending to pay both your plot fees and for seeds you will need to make separate payments. You won’t be able to pay for both using just one cheque.
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 2019 Kings Seed Catalogues are now available. Please speak to Terry Johnson (Plot 18) or Ron Barton (Plot 22B) if you want a copy and for details of how to place your order.
Thank you to everyone who donated produce, plants or flowers for Deal Hospital Fete.
The stall raised £372.
If you want some straw there’s some in the main car park. Please help yourself and pay £1 to any member of the committee.
The clocks change to British Summer Time tonight which means that the earliest time you can start a bonfire at the allotments will be 4pm.
But if you’ve got anything you want to burn you’d better get on with it as the allotment rules say bonfires are not allowed at all from April 1 to September 30.
The environment group, Deal With It, is holding one of its regular Seedy Saturday seed and plant swaps on Saturday at the Landmark Centre. Full details here.
You may have noticed hop plants growing on a number of allotments on the site last year as part of the Deal Hop Farm community project.
If you are interested in joining the project this year or simply want to find out more about it, follow the link below for news of the 2018 launch meeting and a number of information sessions.
Poster Jan 2018