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Polytunnel for Sale – Xmas Present ?

One of our retired members has a GROW IT heavy duty polytunnel for sale. It comes in its original packaging and was advertised at £160 in 2017. The item is up for sale now at a bargain price of just £50 . If you’ve thought about a polytunnel and not got around to it – this is a great deal, Christmas present for yourself maybe ?

Any member who is  interested should initially contact:-  treasurer@hawkingeallotments.org.uk 

This post will be updated with further details on the item when it becomes available.

Potato Orders

After the success the blight resistant potatoes over the last couple of years we plan to order more for sale to members this year. The cost for these highly blight resistant potatoes is £1.75/kg.  We are trying 2 different varieties this year as well as Kifli.

The 3 varieties available are:

Sarpo Kifli – Salad potato – creamy waxy potato. Sown as early main crop but will produce salad potatoes all season.
Sarpo Axona – Red maincrop (Aug to late Oct). It produces high yields of big regular tubers. Ideal for baking, mashing and roasting. 
 Sarpo Una –2nd Early (Jul – early Oct) Multipurpose variety which can produce nice waxy salad potatoes if harvested early or can be left in ground for a heavy crop of baking potatoes.
There is a lot more information on the Sarpo varieties on the SKEA website http://potatohouse.co.uk. Please let Dawn know your requirements ( treasurer@hawkingeallotments.org.uk) by the end of December, payment will be cash on delivery.  Delivery is due in January.

Autumn Newsletter

All members should by now have received an email containing the latest HAS Autumn newsletter. It certainly is worth a read -if you have not yet read it or have mislaid your copy then its useful to know that newsletters are always archived on the web site for later reference. One amendment has since been made to the original with a correction of the email address of our site manager. All other details remain the same and a link to the Newsletter is here:-

Autumn Newsletter 2018

 

 

HAS Allotment Competition and Judging

Please be aware that the judging of the plots this year, for our annual competition, will take place during the week commencing  the 25th June. As is usual, all plots will be examined by our independent judges. (Unless you’ve previously requested exclusion from the competition). The Judges will of course need to gain access to each members plot to closely examine the crops.  (The full judging criteria can be found within the documentation section of this site.) Finally, the results will be announced during the open day  on the 8th July. Keep it looking its best and Good Luck.

Party time with Sausage Baps

Yes its that time again when we ask all our membership to volunteer if you can and take part in our first working party of the year. The event will take place over Saturday & Sunday 17 / 18 February. 10:30 till 12:30 & 13:30 till 16:00 on both days. Chris our site Manager will be coordinating the work, which will mainly be focused  along the southern hedgerow, but other tasks around the site will need to be undertaken, time permitting. Members are requested to bring their own tools (Pruning Saws, Shears, Hedge Trimmers, Clippers, axes and some safety gear gloves etc). It would certainly help to get as many members as we can during the weekend to undertake the work in hand.   Whether it be for one hour, one session, one day or both days all members time will be really appreciated and enable us to get the site ready for the season ahead.
Oh and yes, sausage baps are on the menu both days during the lunch hour and will be available for the working teams. We really need your help, so please come along if you can spare some time. Hope you can join the party and look forward to seeing you there.

Chris & the HAS Committee