Vegetables for small gardens

Rosalie’s 2nd placed entry

At our monthly meeting on 10th October we welcomed back Jeff Bates whose topic of “Vegetables for Small Gardens” shared useful well illustrated information on different ways of growing our own supplies as well as more quirky ones such as carrots grown at height in the frame of an old bunk bed to avoid the dreaded carrot fly, with onions in the ground below as a belt and braces! He also explored how commercial vegetable production and our expectations have changed over the years and answered our questions on specific problems.

Ivy’s winning entry with nigella seedheads and blackberries

After his talk he drew our raffle then had the challenge of judging our monthly competition of an arrangement of plant material depicting autumn, with Ivy winning and Rosalie a close second as you can see from the photos, although the colour of the background curtain doesn’t do them justice. We also presented our newly-engraved Produce Show trophies and started selling tickets for our Christmas social evening, something to look forward to as the weather finally changes to autumn and the evenings draw in.

Anita happily reading her name on the Tom Ethelstone Memorial Trophy
Martin with the Lewis Cup