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Potatoes Onions and Shallots will be available for sale in the Hut from January to early February. We stock potatoes and onion sets from the end of January, however to quote the phrase when they’re gone, they’re gone.
The main gates to the site in Lumley Place are open Saturday mornings between 10.00 – 11.00 and the Trading Hut is open between these times. The Trading hut is also used for Committee Meetings these are held on the second Monday in the month at 7.00 P.M.
However during the winter months these may be held on a Saturday morning after the shop has closed. Members will be advised via email and notices will be placed on the gates and notice board regarding these changes. These changes normally apply from November through to March.
The hut stocks a wide range of seed potatoes, as well as onions and shallot sets, (at the start of the year) as well as organic manures and composts, commercial fertilizers, bamboo canes and a wide range of other gardening essentials.
The Trading Hut is a non-profit making organisation run by volunteers. The objective is to obtain quality horticultural goods on behalf of members at lowest available cost.
Here is a list of what we sell:-
Prices for all the above are available from the Trading Hut
This is non-organic. As such it is a cheaper alternative to fish blood and bone, to be applied in a similar fashion.
Is rich in nitrogen and is excellent for brassicas or grass in the spring. This is not good for root crops.
A chemical best used as a stimulant for potatoes to encourage root growth. Apply in the growing season.
Slow-acting fertiliser, for roses in particular.
This is a slow-acting organic fertiliser for any crops. Best applied in spring or early summer to give general added strength to plants.
Apply any time to brassicas but is not necessary on a chalky subsoil. Never use Lime near potatoes.
Can be used in the spring for both fruit and flowers. Can be used to ‘finish off’ onions after the longest day.
A mix of nitrogen and lime. Has many uses but is almost essential to asparagus in spring. Will also benefit spring cabbages and lawns, and is useful later for brassicas such as sprouts and winter cabbage.
This is an organic lime rich in calcium.
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