Autumn Show 2021

Autumn show Sunday 12 Sept. 2021.

Sunday, 12 September 2021.

Refreshments from 11:30, “pay as you feel”. Donations of cakes and savouries welcome.

Snail racing from 11:30. Bring your own competitor, or choose one from our racing stable.

Members only this year, because of the pandemic. All entries from plotholders are welcome. This is intended to be fun, not a ‘professional’ show or one for ‘expert’ gardeners.

Entries

Entries accepted between 12.00 and 1.30pm. Cost is 20p per entry for the first ten entries. Additional entries are FREE.

All produce must be grown by the plotholder.

Maximum of 3 entries per class for each exhibitor.

All exhibits shown as multiples should match. Please be ready to state variety if known, as this is helpful for others.

Schedule

  1. 3 white potatoes
  2. 3 coloured potatoes
  3. 3 runner Beans
  4. 4 French Beans
  5. 4 pods of peas
  6. 3 onions, white or red (3 of the same colour)
  7. 3 shallots
  8. 1 cabbage
  9. 3 beetroot
  10. 2 leeks
  11. 2 sweetcorn
  12. 1 marrow
  13. 3 courgettes
  14. 3 carrots
  15. 1 squash (any variety)
  16. 3 different salad vegetables
  17. 3 medium tomatoes
  18. 3 apples
  19. 1 dish of soft or stone fruit
  20. 1 display of mixed produce in a container not larger than 12 inches x 12 inches
  21. 1 vegetable monster
  22. 1 exhibit of fruit or vegetables not elsewhere in the schedule
  23. Novice class, for the Gillian North Award: if you have never entered before, please select 3 things which you have grown on your allotment and present them beautifully.
  24. 1 jar of jam (this will be tasted by our team of volunteers)
  25. Joe Maiden Cup: 5 sweet peas + 1 potato + 1 other vegetable of your choice.
  26. Best in Show

Prizes to the value of £10 for overall points winner, and for the best exhibit in the Show, will be awarded at the Annual General meeting.

Tips for showing

Peter Blakey has kindly put together some tips for those who are new to exhibiting vegetables. The judging is done according to the guidance given by the RHS in The Horticultural Show Handbook.

  • French Beans: Straight. Fresh. Pods with talks. Even length. Good colour. No outward sign of seeds.
  • Runner Beans: Long. Uniform. Straight. Good colour. With stalks. No outward sign of seeds.
  • Globe Beetroot: 60-75 mm in diameter. Taproot in place. Foliage trimmed to about 75mm.
  • Cabbage: Fresh. Solid heads. 50mm of stalk.
  • Carrots: Fresh. No sign of side roots. Foliage trimmed to about 75mm.
  • Cauliflower: Heads  fresh and solid. 50mm of stalk.
  • Courgettes: About 150mm, long 35mm diameter.
  • Leeks: Clean, Firm, Long barrel.
  • Marrows: Fresh. Less than 350mm long. Tender.
  • Onions (large exhibition): Over 250gm. Large. Well ripened. Thin necks. Intact root plates
  • Onions under 250 gm:  Firm. Thin necked. Blemish free bulb.
  • Peas: Pods long, with stalks. Well filled with tender peas.
  • potatoes: About 175-225g. Few eyes. Clear-skinned.
  • Squash: Young. Tender. Well matched.
  • Sweet corn: Fresh. Well set, including the tips. Straight Rows
  • Tomatoes (medium): Approx 60mm diameter. Ripe but firm. Calyces attached.
  • Tomatoes (small): Less than 35mm diameter. Calyces attached.