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Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Show Results

Last night i went along to the Westmorland Horticulture Society show for the results of my latest efforts at showing vegetables, things didn't turn out so bad with a first in the Open long Carrot class third in Open two varieties of Potatoes and a first in Novice exhibitor Potatoes. I was pleased to get a first with my carrots but to be honest they were not brilliant specimens but as the class had no other outstanding entries they did deserve to win, in the open colored potatoes class came unplaced probably last they were a bit on the large size and seemed to have deteriorated more than others since staging on Tuesday morning (it was a two day show) not sure why. The Novice class was just a for any one who had never won a prize with Potatoes at any other show, I must be the oldest novice around. The picture is of some of my entries unfortunately some went astray before i could collect and photograph them.


Veg4Show said...

Congrats, and those carrots are great considering its been tough to grow them this year.

P.S if you are allowed cover your potatoes with a black cloth and allow no light to get to them and they will stay fresh. Before the show they should be stored in dry compost and cleaned on the day. Two day shows are hard but if staging is one day and judging the next, then i cover everything.

******JAMES****** said...

Thanks for the tip about covering them. As for the Carrots probably beginners luck.