By the time the gates opened at 12.30 the rain had stopped, but by that time the path in front of the show tent had turned liquid. I nipped up to my plot, rolled up my new astroturf paths and laid them down over the muddiest parts in front of the entrance and that helped minimise the clarts a bit.
I was manning the plant stall where the few veg plants went like hot cakes, but the flower plants attracted less interest. There were some nice plants too, three different varieties of foxglove, three or four of lupin, all nice sturdy plants. But even with the bad weather, the stall made £57.50, half of which goes into the plant scheme coffers for seeds for next year.
I did surprisingly well in the show;
- three garlic bulbs
- pickled sliced beetroot,
- photograph taken on our allotment site, as below:
- three onions
- three carrots
- one sweet pepper
- six sweet pea stems
- jar of jelly
- jar of chutney