Played out with the big boys today, it was quite a large show with exhibitors from far and wide .
I awoke at 5 am to start prep to find it pis**ing down spent about 2 hours selecting exhibits for the show. I would have done things different given the choice as there was nowhere near enough time to get things ready. I decided to try the 4 types of veg 2 of each and the 3 types of veg 2 of each then picked anything else that looked OK it was a rush lesson learned. My Sweet Candle were huge Parsnips great Celery also good. the results were OK. I would have done things different knowing what I know now, but after all I am
new to this so I am pleased with the results.I got one Red card for my under 8 oz Onions Vento which looked far better than any other entry in the class. Speaking to the judge afterwards he said they would be good enough for Harrogate. I got a second for my Kestrel and 5 thirds for Dwarf Peas ,Swedes,cauli,4Veg, and 3 Veg.
I now know what to do in the future. and should clean up at my local Show,don't hold your breath I have also included a photo above of what i was up against to give you an idea of the general Quality of the exhibits Onions and Leeks were massive but my carrots were far better as for the Potatoes very small.