Rush, rush, rush – a busy month! Everything growing at a rocket’s pace, especially the weeds. Maybe it’s because I am using raised beds with new soil/compost but the only weed that really troubles me on the plot is bindweed. I guess it is because it grows up from the soil below the bed. Anyway, picking, hacking, ripping it out often has got to work – eventually!
June was the month of the Berkeley Show. The show had been cancelled for the last two years due to appalling weather in August – so the organisers decided to bring it forward to June this year.
I entered as many classes as I could with the produce available and, same as Dursley last year, I was gobsmacked with my results:
A bunch of spring onions – 1st Prize
5 peas in pods – 1st Prize
A bunch of Radish – 1st Prize
A basket of baby veg – 1st Prize
4 new potatoes – 2nd Prize
2 lettuce – 2nd Prize
A selection of salad leaves – 2nd Prize
A cabbage – 3rd prize
6 strawberries – 3rd prize
and to cap it all
A trophy for best veg and a trophy for best in the horticultural section!
I also entered a few baking classes with similar success:
2 pasties – 2nd prize
5 cheese scones – 2nd prize
Corn Swift F1 at the back with Bryony’s Father’s Day corn at the front
Giant marrow creeping well
Shallots about ready to pick
Red Baron Onions
Cauli & Garlic from the plot