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ASHFORD ALLOTMENT SOCIETY

SUMMER SHOW 2014
August 23rd at Willesborough Baptist Church, Hythe Road
Section 1 – VEGETABLES: (If possible, display on plates; paper plates are fne.
1a 3 coloured potatoes
1b 3 white potatoes
1c 3 red potatoes
2a 3 long carrots Cut of the leaves to 7.5cm/3ins long
2b 3 stump-rooted carrots Cut of the leaves to 7.5cm/3ins long
3 3 beetroots Cut of the leaves to 7.5cm/3ins long
4 6 shallots Remove the roots, whip or tie the tops.
5a 3 white onions Remove the roots, whip or tie the tops.
5b 3 red onions Remove the roots, whip or tie the tops.
6a 2 red cabbages Cut the stalk to 7.5cm/3ins
6b 2 white cabbages Cut the stalk to 7.5cm/3ins
7a 2 outdoor cucumbers
7b 2 greenhouse cucumbers
8a 5 runner beans Must have some stalk attached
8b 5 broad beans Must have some stalk attached
8c 5 french beans Must have some stalk attached
9a 5 round tomatoes Leave the calyx attached
9b 5 cherry tomatoes Leave the calyx attached
9c 5 plum tomatoes Leave the calyx attached
10 2 marrows Should be evenly matched
11 3 courgettes Leave some stalk attached
12 2 caulifowers or broccoli Keep all the roots and leaves at full length
13 2 lettuces Leave the roots on
14 6 peas, any variety Pick with a bit of stalk
15a 9 Chilli peppers
15b 3 Sweet Peppers May be any colour
16 2 sweetcorn Pick them fresh!
17 spring onions A bunch of at least 12, neatly tied
18 2 of any vegetable not on the
list above.
Your chance to enter something rare and exotic!
Be bold and adventurous.
19 “Tray of vegetables” A tray no more than 60cm/24ins square, with a
display of any 5 vegetables from the list, the
same number of each as seen above.
20 “Novice’s Tray” A tray displaying any 3 from the list. For
allotmentholders who have never before won at
a produce show.
21 “Children’s tray” for under 12s A tray no more than 45cm/18ins square with
any 3 from the list above.
Section 2 FRUIT (Please display on plates or dishes)
22 6 Plums
23 Plate of 8 gooseberries
22 3 strigs of currants Must still be attached to the bunch or “strig”, not
separate fruit
22 8 cane fruit (raspberries,
loganberries, etc)
Must have stalks attached.
22 Plate of any other fruit, 6
specimens of one variety
Section 3 FLOWERS (please bring your own vase or jamjar)
31 3 decorative dahlias May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
32 3 cactus dahlias May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
33 3 hybrid tea roses May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
34 3 stems of foribunda roses May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
35 3 Chrysanthemum blooms May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
36 3 Chrysanthemum sprays May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
37 3 Gladioli May be one variety or 3 diferent ones.
38 One vase of 7 mixed annuals
39 One vase of 5 mixed perennials
40 3 stems of berried or fowering
shrubs
Should be 3 diferent ones
41 3 stems of foliage shrubs Should be 3 diferent ones
42 6 Sweet peas May be 3 varieties or 6 varieties
43 Seasonal fower arrangement Flower arrangement any style, using your
own fowers, in your choice of vase.
44 Pot plant any variety You must have owned it for 3 months plus
Section 4 COOKERY AND PRESERVES
For preserves, please write the date made and the contents on the label
45 A glass jar of jam, any variety 12oz - 1lb: 300-
46 A glass jar of jelly, any variety 12oz - 1lb: 300-500g
47 A glass jar of any marmalade 12oz - 1lb: 300-500g
48 A glass jar of lemon curd or other
citrus curd
12oz - 1lb: 300-500g
49 A jar of home-produced honey As above, from your own hives
50 A glass jar of chutney As above, any variety.
51 A jar of pickled onions As above, any variety.
52 A jar of any other pickled veg eg beetroot, gherkins etc
53 A fruit cake baked to your own
favourite recipe
54 A cake using a vegetable eg carrot
cake, courgette cake.
Be adventurous! Chocolate Chilli brownies
anyone?
55 5 individual cakes eg cup cakes. Any favourite recipe
Still not sure about entering? Worried you’ll look a fool and expert gardeners will
sneer at you? Think other people’s veg are bound to be better than yours?
Rubbish! Our summer show isn’t at all like that and you stand as good a chance
of winning as anyone. couple of years ago !"est in Show# was won by a lady
who not only hadn’t entered before$ she’d only had an allotment for % months. &ou
could have knocked her down with a feather.
There are '(rst$ second and third’ to be won in every category$ so your chances are
very good indeed. )ust potter down to your plot on the Saturday morning and
gather up a few bits and pieces$ and come along. *f you have a selection of stu+$
why not try for the !,ovice’s Tray#? *t’s all very informal and -olly and you’ll meet
lots of other allotmenteers.
There will be someone to help you with entering your stu+$ to guide you and help
you make the best impression.
Copies of the show schedule may be obtained by emailing the publicity manager
on ashfordallotments@yahoo.co.uk
Entries from 10am to 12am. Each entry 25p. All proceeds go towards show costs.