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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.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Lifting Potatoes , First show

Having lifted some potatoes last weekend for the first show of the season this Saturday I was well pleased with the Kestrel, soon being able to make up what turned out to be a winning set the Winston's were a bit of a disappointment though being very rough skinned and looking as if they had been over watered, making it impossible to get any sort of sample to take, so as it was a nice dry day on Saturday when I got back I decided to lift all the rest and take them inside to keep them out of the rain. I only grow 10 buckets of each variety and as I only emptied one bucket of Winston I am hoping that the remaining 9 will be a lot better. I did mean to lift 2 buckets of each variety but you know how it is I didn't book down where each variety was when I planted them, thinking I would remember, I think next year I must start to keep a diary of dates when things get planted and where it is.

Ambleside show proved a good day out winning five first places a couple of seconds and a couple of thirds and as a bonus I even won a cup with a rose that I entered I have never bothered with showing flowers before, but it just look too good to leave at home, I have planted some dahlias with the intention of showing this year but they still need 3 weeks before they will be ready. And just to finish the day off in style we have had the Red Arrows flying overhead giving a superb demonstration over the Lake for the air show being held in Bowness.


Simon (Smithyveg) said...

Well done James!

What were the 1st's for?


James (Digtoplant) said...

Hi the Firsts were for Coloured Potatoes, pair of Lettuce, Beetroot, and Leeks, and a Rose. Seconds for Peas and Parsnips and thirds with Onions and Shallots never ever grown a decent Onion or Shallot.