Allotment Competitions and Niceties

So, the onion competition – bet you can’t wait for the results!

Prepare for disappointment.

Not a single onion turned up.

We had a sort of post-mortem, as we wandered around the site, measuring sunflowers, and came to the conclusion that three things had conspired against us:

1. Lots of people have been disappointed by their onion size this year and so they may have felt they didn’t stand a chance of winning
2. Shoreham Airshow and Worthing Birdman were both happening on the day
3. The weather was gorgeous, so perhaps people went to the beach while they could instead of coming to the allotment.

So we’ve rescheduled for next weekend. I know at least two allotment holders who could have entered but didn’t because they thought their onions were too small, so I shall have to make sure they pitch up with their onions next Sunday.

You may be wondering why we were measuring sunflowers. Because of the children’s sunflower competition of course!

And you’ll be wanting to know who won that too.

Prepare for disappointment.

I do know who won, but I can’t tell you. The thing is, I’m not so arrogant as to believe that the world and his allotment dog read my blog, but just in case they do, I want the relevant children to be informed by the Allotment Association before I start spreading the news far and wide. In the meantime, you can see my esteemed colleague Peter measuring a sunflower, and I can tell you that the tallest sunflower was an astonishing nine feet and nine inches … so watch this space for future revelations!

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Monday, August 24, 2009


OpenID said...

sorry your onion comp. didn't go as planned...better luck next weekend!!

August 24, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Someone's going to be very pleased when they find out they've won the sunflower competition. And what a height!

August 26, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

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