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Monday, 12 September 2011

Harrogate countdown

Regular readers will be aware that several of us will be competing in the 6 x 1 collection at Harrogate with a little side bet to boot I have been sorting the Onions today and will be selecting the rest over the next couple of days
I have entered a few more classes including the heaviest Onion which I hope gets in to the top ten but we will have to wait and see I am also taking my giant marrow although it is only about 50lb
my runner beans have had a beating over the last couple of days with this wind, The chance of  getting any more is slim now as some plants have uprooted and the remaining beans are limp I have 14 already picked and safely in the fridge i have gone for 17" and rejected any that have uneven ends  to avoid staging some like the ones below I have no chance of winning as the winner will be the unbeatable Mrs Plumb but you have to have a go.
I have also grown lettuces chard colored beans and Pink fir apple spuds for some of the classes on the Horticultural society side of the show.
The final Onion selection a 7lb for the 6x1 collection 
and 2 plus 2 spares for the 3 x2 collection
more to follow tomorrow 



5 comments:

  1. Only Southerners would enter beans with such uneven ends,which appear to look like the combing hooks on a Yorkshire Wool Weavers Loom.
    Get some proper 'uns in fella !

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  2. Dan Ive got 14 even ones to choose from with matching ends I throw away the rejects or send them down south

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  3. No problem Richard Rejects for rejects so to speak

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  4. You really shouldn't put yourselof down like that. Over the centuries nearly 4 people from Yorkshire have been accepted into normal society

    By the way, how are the knuckles healing? Tarmac really is unforgiving, isn't it.

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