..really. It was the allotment annual show on Saturday. I thought I’d better enter some of our plentiful produce, although I wasn’t expecting any prizes. I entered:
courgettes and runner beans, apples and rhubarb, raspberries, some not quite ripe yet tomatoes and a big vase of flowers. I knew the rules were all about perfection and submitting identical specimens. I had checked with the organisers whether unripe tomatoes would count – they said ‘no’ but thought I’d try anyway. We could have entered our monstrous marrow, if only it hadn’t been carved, stuffed and eaten by musicians a few weeks ago, or possibly some of the stunning peas, but they have all gone now
It was all about joining in though, so I did my best with what we had. I was delighted that we won three prizes!
My first ever allotment prizes. I was a little chuffed. Then I brought all the vegetables that hadn’t won any prizes home and the musicians turned them into an allotment feast:
It was a very satisfying day. Really it was about taking part but we will be proud to have those rosettes adorning our shed until next year.