Have you got a top crop?
How do you spuds?
There will be plenty of servings of potatoes on plates next week, when participants of the Rotary Matamata Spud in Bucket contest dig them up for the weigh in.
On Tuesday potato growers will converge on Railside by the Green with spuds in their buckets to see if they have grown the heaviest crop of potatoes.
Contestants green fingers were put to the test six months ago when they planted their potatoes at Labour Weekend, and finally like to eat your the big unveil and weigh in will take place.
The competition, sponsored by Mitre10 and Daltons, is in its 11th year.
It was originally started as a friendly competition between service clubs, which eventually opened up to the public.
Event co-ordinator Lynette Stanley said that over the years there have been lots of tried and proven methods to growing a great crop of potatoes, but the scales are the ultimate tell all.
In previous years, the largest crop weighed in at 7.5kgs. It has been won by both Rotarian and Kiwani’s members over the years.
All proceeds from the competition will go to Rotary Matamata community charities.
‘‘Over the years there have been lots of tried and true methods to growing a great crop of potatoes.’’
Tom Troughton with his potato grown for last year’s spud competition. Who will be named the best Spud in the Bucket winner this year?