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Monday, 29 August 2011

Full Blow by Blow Report




Saturday was the Slaithwaite and district Horticultural society 104th annual show which is in my own village and is well supported with lots of good growers as most other shows in the area have now fallen by the wayside and disappeared which is a shame.I have been invited to join the committee and have accepted hopefully we will be able to keep the show going for many years to come our main problem at the moment is lack of space as we have outgrown the present venue.
Now down to the serious stuff I will list all my cards and include some photos at the end plus a couple of comments on judging.
First place cards
Marrow, (Table Dainty)Red Cabbage,turnips,coloured Potatoes (Amoure)Under peas,peas under 4.5",onions from setts dressed (Japanese over winter) proof it does work Undsworth.Carrots,Dwarf bean flat,dwarf beans round,runner beans,Leeks,collection of 4 veg (Best in Show Blue ribbon award)dressed onions,and top tray.
Second place cards
Dressed onion,parsley,turnips,marrow,carrots,dwarf bean flat,white cabbage,onions 3 from setts dressed,peas,cabbage as grown,Swedes,beetroot,broad beans,red cabbage
third place cards
one flower and one veg,potatoes white,dwarf beans round,cauliflower,cucumber,cabbage as grown,broad beans,lettuce.
All in all a good day I picked up 6 trophies and awards and 60 quid in prize money which will buy the sand for my new stump bed which I have decided to build so I can grow more stumps as I do mot intend bothering with long carrots next year.
as for the judging I thought he did a good job apart from a couple of things which were Lettuces mine were perfect unblemished specimens and one managed third the first and second placed entries were scabby and moth eaten
the other thing I think he got wrong was awarding my
leeks best veg in members section I think he should have picked something else as the leeks were the ones I staged at huddersfield 2 weeks ago and the flags were discoloured but he is a leek man so that is probably why.
LEEKS BEST VEG IN MEMBERS SECTION

NVS AMORE

THE PRINCE BEANS

VENTO


PEAS

JAP ONIONS

BEST IN SHOW

TOP TRAY

RUNNERS

FIRST AND SECOND WITH CARROTS



THE COMPETITION NICE CARROTS GRAHAM

8 comments:

  1. Well done Paul
    You certainly look like a very good grower
    Some real quality stuff

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  2. Well done Paul. Looks like the hard work has been worth it.

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  3. A truly inspiring collection of entries. Great to get such a result, but even more special when it's on your own patch.

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  4. Well done Paul quality stuff, love your top tray and collection, hopefully I'll grow something near that next year!

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  5. Blicky,Iain,Richard and Damo thanks for your comments Damo the caulis just came at the right time and made the top tray a winner

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  6. Bloody hell that's quality well done. Out of curiosity you got a first and second with your stump carrots; were the first Abaco? Smithyveg should be getting a bit twitchy for Harrogate! What happened to your long carrot. ps see you at Harrogate.

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  7. Paul the carrots were all sweet candle and the best I have grown I have 20 to pull for harrogate as for the long carrots the I lost the lot to carrot fly and they got the parsnips as well
    as for Smithy he has as much chance as the rest of us can,t wait for Harrogate filling the entry forms in at the moment see you there

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  8. I'm digging the John Travolta Night Fever pose with your rosette and spangly shirt.
    Bust a move Bastow !
    How did you get on in the Veteran Slaithwaite Disco Dancing Comp in the evening ?

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