Show triumph!

Just had to share my success at the local village show: my "Housewives' Choice" basket of five vegetables came first, and even got extra praise from the judge! 
My 5 veg are some Charlotte potatoes, four nice courgettes, a squash, a rather curved cucumber and a truss of tomatoes


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 57,154
    Brilliant!  🥂 
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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,607
    Fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Beautiful selection there .....not surprised it wow-ed the judges 👍🏻
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,929
    Well done, looks nice all grouped together. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 319
    Well done looks lovely 
  • Thank you all, and sorry for boasting! I was particularly pleased that the judge didn't mind my curvy cucumber - actually it looked rather cute, following the shape of the basket and curling around the squash. Now, how shall I eat my courgettes and potatoes tonight? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,505
    Roast, with garlic, rosemary and some olive oil.   That's what I'm doing with ours anyway.

    Well done you.  Good looking basket as well as the veg.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Aww, I'm so touched that you noticed the basket, Obelixx. It was made by my husband, who died in 2016, so it's quite precious to me. I have a couple of old ones of similar size that I use around the garden, but I keep this one for special occasions.  
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,505
    Good to have.  I made a basket at a willow weaving day about 18 mnths ago and us it to hold seed packets at the mo.  Can't see OH being sentimental about it tho.  Mind you, I've made curtains, table runners, cushion covers, clothes for all of us, patchwork table mats, embroidered "pictures", painted and renovated furniture etc etc.

    I also buy nice looking baskets in flea markets and they're great for veg picking.  The latest is a picnic basket for which I need to make a bottom pad and maybe a tablecloth.  Being French, it has a basketwork thingy to hold 4 wine bottles but only space for 6 plates......
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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