The show itself had quite a lot of entries, but I would say the standard wasn't as high as last year's.
I decided to enter purple french beans,
some runner beans, even though I knew they were not show standard, they are all a bit too big or a bit too small...
a sweet pepper and some hot peppers (strangely these seeds all came in the one packet of Mohawk sweet pepper seeds, but one plant turned out to have hot peppers, the rest are sweet) that look very pretty...
and a picking of blackberries, which won 1st prize for a plate of soft fruit
I found another spaghetti squash that didn't have an enormous crack, smaller but with fewer flaws, which won a 2nd in the any other vegetable class
A jar of pickled baby beetroots won a 1st
and three small hot peppers won a 2nd.
After it was all over and we all helped to clear the tables and leftover books away, I came home with 5 surplus courgettes, 2 dahlias and sore feet.
An ice lolly and a sit-down was in order...