Award winning veg…

On Sunday we entered a local vegetable and flower show, we put ourselves down for about 10 categories but due to the recent bad weather we could not enter our tomatoes and peas.

We ended up entering into 6 categories: sweetcorn, onions, garlic, potatoes, mixed annuals (flowers), climbing beans.

I took a picture of our entries on my phone and i include them below.

French Climbing Beans
17/08/2008

Sweetcorn
17/08/2008

Garlic
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Potatoes – King Edward
17/08/2008

Red Onion – Red Baron
17/08/2008

Mixed Annuals – Love in the mist, Cornflower and Sunflower
17/08/2008

Now what we hoped for, seeing as this was the first time we had entered such a competition, was to try and get at least one award either 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize would do….we were aiming high.

Now the great news was that we won two 2nd prize awards:

one for our potatoes
17/08/2008

and one for our sweetcorn.
17/08/2008

I am very proud as this is down to the hard work of my wife and 2 boys who have been over the allotment nearly everyday caring for it and ensuring the rain has not ruined everything.

The best thing is that we can eat our winning veg and enjoy the taste as well as the certificates.

Next year though we would like to get a few more prizes and even a 1st…so fingers crossed.

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