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Title: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: John on September 01, 2010, 17:16
Your Harvest Photo Competition.

Don't forget to put a description with your photo!


Prizes We've 3 copies of our new book How to Store Your Garden Produce (http://www.allotment-garden.org/book/store-produce.php) to give away. If you already have a copy then we'll offer an alternative book you will enjoy


It's wonderful to grow your own fruit and vegetables but what do you do when it all ripens at once? How do you cope with the glut which threatens to overwhelm you? Will help all those who grow their own fruit and vegetables to store their produce properly so that it will last for months and feed the family when the garden's bare. This title offers easy and practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze and even salt home grown fruit and vegetables. Discover the taste of your delicious home-made jams, chutneys and ketchups. John and Val Harrison reveal just what you can do with that bountiful harvest and share their 30 years' experience of growing fruit and vegetables and you'll never waste another tomato or courgette again.

Alluring colour photography and detailed hand-drawn diagrams act as inspirational visual references,

Printed on glossy, easy to wipe clean paper so you can use it where you need it in the kitchen.

Published by Constable and Robinson at 6.99

This competition will run until October 2010 - with voting open to members for a week after.

The simple rules:
   You can enter one photograph into the competition which should be no more than 640 pixels wide.
   It can be anything you want that is festive, or seasonal and would make a good greetings card!
   It should be accompanied by a short title and some description.  
   The competition is open to all "Full Members".
   At the closing date we will add a poll for members to vote on and the most popular photo will be the winner.
   The winners will receive a prize as listed above and the winning photo may be placed in a permanent photo gallery along with the best runners up.
   Closing Date for Entries: Sunday 3rd October 2010 when voting will be allowed by all members for a week.

Full rules can be found
Here (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=15798.0)

Help Posting Photographs (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Spana on September 02, 2010, 22:28
I'll go first then, shall I :D

Eggs from my hens, mushrooms and blackberries foraged on our land, the rest grown by me :)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/6jg10x.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Jamie Butterworth on September 11, 2010, 16:41
I know mines not a winner, but i thought id have a go :D

Description - My first years harvest :D

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/JamieButterworth.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Mosslane on September 12, 2010, 19:54
Not really competition material but this is our wild/free harvest of today. All again from within a few feet of our back door.

Blackberries, Rosehips, Damsons and a night worth of kindling for the woodburner.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/Mosslane.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: mumofstig on September 13, 2010, 11:45
September Harvest

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/DSCI0061.jpg)


and yes, the camera date is still wrong  :blush:
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: GrannieAnnie on September 13, 2010, 11:53
Some lovely photo's of scrummy food there!

As some of you know, my veg the past year has left much to be desired, but here's something I grew earlier!!    :D :D :D

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/GrannieAnnie.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Cazzy on September 17, 2010, 19:43
Think i'll have a go...... not my biggest harvest this year but I liked the pic.

Here are some of my tatties.

(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh177/cazzy2211/05-07-10_1619.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Flump on September 17, 2010, 22:42
Not a great photo,but a case of nipping up to lottie and taking a quick one with my mobile as camera not working.
My first ever harvest,very pleased with my first attempt.Sorry,didn't have chance to wash veg like lovely photos before! ::) (and I grew the trainer myself too!)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/Flump.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: rainbow1 on September 19, 2010, 09:52
Variety is the Spice of Life!

I normally take a little bit here and a little bit there but harvesting for this picture made me realise what a lot of things we have grown. Not bad for year two me thinks!

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/Rainbow1.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Sideways on September 22, 2010, 09:54
Beauty and the Beast.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_WJGb-YKRTWo/TJnC-aKSM7I/AAAAAAAAAgo/fbrX1A8fNmI/s640/Parsnips%202.JPG)

These were growing right next to each other and are my first parsnips of the year, dug up yesterday. This is one of the things I love about my allotment, you never know what you're going to end up with. I grow organically and I happily take whatever nature gives me.

 :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: 1st time veg grower on September 24, 2010, 21:12
Ok so this is my go - all grown in the vicarage garden, which don't be fooled, being literally in the middle of a small market town is not very big at all! This bench is where I usually sit to look at my little veg patch (and I laid the wonky cobbles myself):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/LPidgen/harvestsept045.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Y.E.A.H on September 25, 2010, 13:28
here's my entry, not much produce but i like the photo  :)

there's an acorn squash, pumpkin, sunflower head, 3 courgettes, spinach, baby pattypans, purple climbing french beans, green climbing french beans, borlotti beans, and sloe berries.
hope you all like it  :happy:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/bigB.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: tosca100 on September 28, 2010, 13:48
Picked all the "tenders" today in case of frost. Got a huge bowl of cherry toms and these.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/harvest014.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: agingchick on October 01, 2010, 21:34
This is my first go at growing veg a bit of what I have grown has been eaten so some things are missing such as beetroot (delicious) and rhubarb and some things are not ready the peppers are not red yet and my leeks have disappeared, but I have enjoyed my self and learnt a lot so roll on next year(and better growing weather)
Diane
(http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee355/DASHBI/SDC10106.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Frog on October 02, 2010, 15:39
Is it too late to enter my pic?? Will post it anyways!

Not as colourful as alot of the other pics, but I'm proud of what we've managed to grow!!First time growing butternut squash, and learnt this morning that my pumpkins are supposed to look like that!! They are going to make some scary halloween faces  ;)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/helenandrob/IMG_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Paul Plots on October 03, 2010, 15:51
Heavenly Harvest

A mixture of food and flowers all ferried home by bike! A snap shot of the ones I remembered to photograph before they were gobbled or given away.  ;)


(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2015/Learner.jpg)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Aunty on October 03, 2010, 18:38
The voting is now open and will run for 7 days - until the 9th of October.

I have given everyone 3 votes to cast as there are three prizes.

Cast all 3 votes in one go before pressing "Submit vote".


Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Aunty on October 10, 2010, 22:19
Sorry folks. Aunty's done a bit of a mix up on the number of days for the voting and there is still a day left to run which unfortunatly can't be cancelled on the system :(  but counting will finish NOW.






Voting is now closed so any votes cast from now on will not be added to the final score -  the results are:


1st - 1st time veg grower with 20 votes

Joint 2nd - spana and mumofstig with 17 votes each

Well done all three of you - really lovely harvests :D

If you would each PM your name and address to John or Val they will send you one of the three great prizes - How to Store Your Garden Produce.
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Y.E.A.H on October 10, 2010, 22:24
congraulations the three of you :D very worthy winners  :)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Paul Plots on October 11, 2010, 02:03
congraulations the three of you :D very worthy winners  :)

Well done all!

Those three would look wonderful in a book... eh John?  :)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: joyfull on October 11, 2010, 06:50
congratulations all three of you  :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Jamie Butterworth on October 11, 2010, 07:28
Congratulations :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: arugula on October 11, 2010, 07:29
Well done all 1st time veg grower and MoS and Spana! :) Well done to all who submitted a photo, there was some great competition in there.

:)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: tosca100 on October 11, 2010, 13:33
Congratulations all, well done. :)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: evie2 on October 11, 2010, 16:07
Congratulations everyone :D :D :D

I now have something to aspire to but it'll take a few years methinks ::)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Spana on October 11, 2010, 19:33
Well done 1st time veg grower and mos and a big thankyou to everyone who voted :happy:
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: mumofstig on October 11, 2010, 20:09
well done to you Spana and of course the winner...
............not bad for a 1st time veg grower, eh?   :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Nige2Plots on October 11, 2010, 20:13
well done to you Spana and of course the winner...
............not bad for a 1st time veg grower, eh?   :D

A case of divine inspiration me thinks ;)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: 1st time veg grower on October 12, 2010, 17:28
Wow - I only just saw I won!! Had a busy few days and not been online! Thank you very much - that's made my day!!! :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Brambles on October 12, 2010, 17:57
Excellent... Well done all... :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: ftaggrower on October 12, 2010, 18:00
well done  :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Paul Plots on October 13, 2010, 00:49
Wow - I only just saw I won!! Had a busy few days and not been online! Thank you very much - that's made my day!!! :D


Well deserved IMHO  ;)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: agingchick on October 13, 2010, 13:43
Well done the winners
Diane
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Spana on October 15, 2010, 13:53
My prize came yesterday and what a cracking book it is too :happy:

Thank you John and Val for taking the trouble to send it in  a week when you had so many other things to think about :)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: 1st time veg grower on October 16, 2010, 20:44
Just to echo Spana with the thanks to John and Val for sending out my book at such short notice- it arrived today. Had a quick look through and it looks excellent and is going to give me lots of new ideas on how to store my crops. Very pleased. :D
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: mumofstig on October 16, 2010, 20:46
My prize arrived as well............Thank you so much............and you so busy, as well  :)
Title: Re: Photo Competition #15 - Your Harvest Photograph
Post by: Bizzi Lizzi on October 22, 2010, 21:55
Well done to everyone that won and thanks to everyone that posted pictures and gave us so much pleasure.  :D :D