Trading Hut

The Trading Hut is open at present. But please be aware of social distancing guidelines that are in place and the need to wear a mask.




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The Trading Hut is closed at Christmas and New Year, it is open all year long every Saturday morning between 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. for all your gardening requirements and there is a whole host of things listed below that is available for you.

During these strange times please be considerate to your fellow plot holders and neighbours.

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Potatoes Onions and Shallots 2021

We will soon be using a pre ordering system via email so you can arrange to pick up any orders on a Saturday morning. we will email you in the near future with further details.

Potatoes Onions and Shallots will be available for sale in the Hut from the end of January to early February; we have a number of varieties available, check them out from the list below. All potatoes are priced at £1.00 per Kilo. You can buy potatoes by the number of tubers for example- (6 Rocket, 4 Kestrel, 6 Maxine) or by weight e.g. 1kilo.

We have Pre-Order forms to use and these are available now. Use these forms (available in the hut) to pre order popular varieties before they sell out. We also sell onion sets and shallots these are also listed below. Please call into the hut on a Saturday morning between 10-11am to buy your potatoes. We hope to see you soon.

First Early's

Rocket

Casablanca

Second Early's

Charlotte

Kestrel

Main Crop

Maris Piper

Harmony

Maxine

Sarpo Mira

Onions and Shallots

Onion Sets

Sturon

These cost £1.00 per 500g. approx. 140

Shallots

Yellow Moon

These are priced at £1.00 per 250g. approx. 10

Opening Times

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.

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Trading Hut Policy

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.

  • Goods are obtained at lowest available cost
  • Goods are offered to members with minimal mark-up to cover delivery and Trading Hut running costs.
  • The percentage mark-up is set by the committee on advice provided by the Trading Hut Officer or Stores Officer.
  • The costs of running the hut, repairs and volunteers travel expenses are met from the Trading Hut activities.
  • The Trading Hut is not run to make a profit.

What we have to offer

Here is a list of what we sell:-

  • Fertilisers and Soil Treatments
  • Growmore
  • Sulphate of Ammonia
  • Super phosphate
  • Bonemeal
  • Fish Blood and Bone
  • Pelleted Poultry Manure
  • Lime
  • Maxi-crop (General)
  • Maxi-crop (Tomato)
  • Growing Media
  • Multi Purpose Compost
  • Grow-bags
  • Disinfectant
  • Jeyes Fluid
  • Sundries
  • Canes 6 foot and 8 foot
  • Polytwist Twine
  • Green Garden String
  • Plant Labels 4 inch and 6 inch

Prices for all the above are available from the Trading Hut

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GUIDE TO FERTILISERS

Growmore

This is non-organic. As such it is a cheaper alternative to fish blood and bone, to be applied in a similar fashion.

Sulphate of Ammonia

Is rich in nitrogen and is excellent for brassicas or grass in the spring. This is not good for root crops.

Super-phosphate

A chemical best used as a stimulant for potatoes to encourage root growth. Apply in the growing season.

Bonemeal

Slow-acting fertiliser, for roses in particular.

Fish Blood & Bone

This is a slow-acting organic fertiliser for any crops. Best applied in spring or early summer to give general added strength to plants.

Lime

Apply any time to brassicas but is not necessary on a chalky subsoil. Never use Lime near potatoes.

Potash

Can be used in the spring for both fruit and flowers. Can be used to ‘finish off’ onions after the longest day.

Nitro Chalk

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.

Calcified Seaweed

This is an organic lime rich in calcium.

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