Pumpkin Competition

Each year my allotment site has a heaviest pumpkin competition.  It’s only £2 to enter and is is a friendly bit of competition amongst the plot holders.  Some plants fail, some pumpkins don’t grow and some people withdraw out of embarrassment.

Last year I came fourth with a 13kg pumpkin- I was chuffed even though there were only 5 pumpkins at the end.  I was determined to grow one this year heavier than last year.

Last Saturday, a couple of days before Halloween we had the weigh in.  8 plot holders made it to the final hurdle -and with all the competitors wheeling their pumpkins up the site to the front gates there was a wheelbarrow convoy going on.

I took my luggage scales and a blue Ikea bag down as these would be easier than balancing them on the bathroom scales used last year.

Everyone was standing watching the weigh in – both plot holders and their families. Somehow I ended up having to lift and weigh them all.  THis year with more entries the top four were up for a prize.

I came in fourth which means that I got my entry fee back. I’ve just finished the last bag of pumpkin puree from last year so I should now have enough to last till next Halloween.

pumpkins-winning-table

The weights of the entries were

1st ……..23.95Kilo
2nd…….19.74 Kilo
3rd……..18.51 Kilo
4th……..17.05 Kilo
5th……. 14.75 Kilo
6th……..13.31 Kilo
7th……..13.03 Kilo
8th……..12.54 Kilo

So I beat my weight for last year AND ended up with a place on the table- Well Chuffed.

The difference between fourth and fifth place

pumpkins-4th-5th

 

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