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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Harrogate and Leeds

Its been a while since my last post due to my busy schedule. I exhibited in 3 classes on the NVS. side of the show at Harrogate these were Stump rooted carrots under 250g onions and the 3x2 collection also known as the BBC. short for bullshit bloggers challenge which was won again by Smithyveg if you have read his blog he may have mentioned his victory.I have come to the conclusion that I need to keep some of my better veg back for the challenge instead of showing it at local shows. It was close this year with only 2 1/2 points between us he was harping on about only dropping 3 points on his celery but failed to mention I only dropped 3 points on my stumps.Me and Dan came joint second but Smith decided to give me the third place medal due to my leeks having thrip damage which to be honest was a fair call.I did however manage a 3rd for my 250 g onions which is 1 better than the fourth I got last year in the same class also the second place went to Sherie Plumb so I am not far off the mark.

Dan also got 3rd for onions Smithy only managed a fourth but is claiming it beats our thirds due to it being for a collection.I had a few mishaps along the way firstly I have to own up to locking my keys in my car in the middle of staging this had a knock on effect making me mix up my carrots meaning that I staged the wrong 3 in the stump class I only realised after the show and am sure that I would have got a card but you live and learn.
I did however stage the correct set at Leeds in the West Yorkshire District NVS show and got a second which I was well pleased with.