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    with potatoes, all the onion and shallot classes, beetroot, leeks, outdoor cucumbers, tomatoes, chilli peppers, Kohl Rabi (any other vegetable class), cabbage, cauliflowers, lettuce, runner and French beans, courgettes, marrows plus a few others. One of the main contests is the Collection of 5 types
of Vegetables; this was a very close contest won by my good friend and fellow exhibitor Gavin – leeks with 69
1⁄2 points, compared to my 2nd place scoring 68 1⁄2 points. All those prize cards helped me win the cup for most points in the vegetable classes, the cup for Best Flower in Show with a begonia, and a new trophy for the Best Rose exhibit in show. I also won the Longest Runner Bean class with the first prize of £25 with a bean 63.4cm long (25 inches) as well as a show record-breaking
Kohl Rabi (new variety for 2020 called Kossak) weighing 4.09kg. A very good weekend, congratulations should go
to all exhibitors that took part and the committee of the Allotment association for organising this very well-run village show.
The remainder of September is going to be busy harvesting and clearing old crops ready for autumn and winter preparation. As the nights draw in, this will allow us all time to digest the new 2020 NSALG seed catalogue filled with a mixture of old favourites and new varieties to select from and decide what to grow on our plots next year.
Don’t forget, if any NAS member has a seed problem and needs some advice, the team at Kings Seeds are always at the end of a phone to help.
Happy Gardening!
Andrew Tokely, Horticultural Director for Kings Seeds
 Allotment and Leisure Gardener 17

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