Welcome to "The Show"

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Welcome to "The Show"
« on: August 09, 2010, 20:11 »
Well here it is, as requested and aimed specifically at those of us who want to show our veg.  (No sniggering at the back) :lol:

If you have no interest in showing or have negative opinions about showing then this is not the place for you.  Please don't post here.

I've never entered any competitions before but want to help my local community as I had a fantastic time at the village show yesterday.  It also helps that I learned that my uncle
Bernard does all the judging locally. ;) :lol:

Keep it fun, enjoy the challenge and for goodness sake don't take it too seriously. :)

Cheese makes everything better.

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 20:18 »
Well after seeing Spanas photos of her local show on her diary pages I think local village shows should be entered and kept alive they look great fun  :)
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 20:57 »
well here goes lets give a big hand to the mods for there good work                                the pics don't have to be totally professional just enough detail to see what is needed like these maybe

  

  a basket of five veg

  

  3 onions from seed

  

  
« Last Edit: August 09, 2010, 20:59 by philskin »
If the early bird gets the worm how come the 2nd mouse to the trap gets the cheese ??

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 21:00 »
i think it also depends if its NVS or just a local friendly thing

 dont get me wrong I grow my veg to eat just like everyone else but now and again a lovely little fruit or veg comes and its so nice if you do get a little bit of recognition . by the way at the oswestry show if you enter 5 or 6 different things you get free entry ,entrance is 10 normally so the wife and i enter and the kids get in free and we park the car with the vip,s so it makes it a cheap day out the kids love it and I get to chat with andrew jones who is a close friend of medwyns and certainly grows some fantastic veg here are is onions next to mine ,i dont have to tell you which are his lol

 

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 21:02 »
Thanks philskin.  :)

I'll contact my uncle and get some advice if I can.  Don't know him that well but we both love to grow veg so we have something in common to talk about.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 21:05 »
Thanks philskin.  :)

I'll contact my uncle and get some advice if I can.  Don't know him that well but we both love to grow veg so we have something in common to talk about.
  I believe that beetroot and carrots have  4"of  foliage left on in some shows

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 21:09 »
The rules seem to vary with each show which is nice in my opinion.  It would be awful if it were all standardised and sanitised.

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 21:10 »
im not likely to enter any competitions yet but i will enjoy checking out this thread , and maybe it will inspire me to have a try at growing some veg to a good standard ,
how about sharring your tips on any special growing treatment ::)
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 21:22 »
Well I've never grown anything worthy of showing either!  but I will be keeping up with this thread to drool over all your lovely photo's!

Phil has already made a good start!  :D  Keep it up people!

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 08:45 »
Instead of having one rather long thread, it would be easier if people started their own topics.  Just makes it easier to read through.  Thanks. :)

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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 08:47 »
Good thread Ice.

Our show is on Saturday but I'm camping in the New Forest over the weekend.

However, Helen, the chairman's wife, is going to put my produce out for me.

It's not serious but there are nice cups to be won etc like best gardener. The produce is than' auctioned' off.

I'm showing about 18/20 items if all goes well and have high hopes for my carrots/snips and squash. I'll get some pics on here when my stuff is prepared.
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 08:50 »
Thanks Pompey Spud.  Lots of photos are the rule on here. :)

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 20:37 »
Lovely thread, thankyou Ice.  I entered our Village Show one year with a quiche and the comment was 'your pastry is so short I'm surprised you managed to roll it out'.  If the Judge knew how much squidging I had to do to line the flan tin they would have known I didn't roll anything!

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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 20:42 »
Lovely thread, thankyou Ice.  I entered our Village Show one year with a quiche and the comment was 'your pastry is so short I'm surprised you managed to roll it out'.  If the Judge knew how much squidging I had to do to line the flan tin they would have known I didn't roll anything!
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Re: Welcome to "The Show"
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 09:31 »
I have got a show coming up on the 28th Aug will post some more pics then ,meanwhile if anyone would like to see anne,s flower arrangements just ask please I will post some here



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