These ones are looking better that the ones I had last year but this year but I know the competition will be much fearsome, with Chris Hewlett, Brian Cook, Tony Stevens and Damo all with decent cabbages and that's just the ones I know of.
I decided to lift some potatoes to see how they were doing. I lifted one bag of Winston and one bag on Kestrel. The Winston I had one potato at 9oz, a couple at 6oz and the rest smaller, the Kestrel were about 4oz, so I decided they both required at least another week, probably two weeks for the Kestrel but then this was leaving them tight to the show, to lift and select.
The Cauli's seem to be doing ok and look to be on target to be ready for the show. They look like they are just thinking about turning in, which hopefully will be just right. I have another batch a week behind, so if the first just goes over, hopefully the second will definitely be spot on. Only time will tell and I have already learnt that the weather can change even the best laid out plans.
Elsewhere on the plot I have some good stump carrots, not planned for show but still looking reasonably good. They are a bit yellower than would have hoped which I put down to being washed out by the constant rain. I have decided to give these a foliar feed today with some Maxicrop.
Also, my eating onions are doing better than normal. I have lifted a couple to dry out already and now just waiting for the rest. Looks like I will have a nice few decent size ones this year.