Time to get seeds in for gi­ant vegie comp

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Green thumbs are be­ing en­cour­aged to start pre­par­ing for the gi­ant veg­etable com­pe­ti­tion as part of the 2019 War­ren District Agri­cul­tural Show.

Peo­ple can buy ap­proved seeds to grow gi­ant pump­kins, onions, to­ma­toes and sun­flow­ers for the show, to be held on March 16.

Com­pe­ti­tion co­or­di­na­tor Aimee Ben­dotti said it was best if peo­ple picked up their pump­kin seeds be­fore the end of Oc­to­ber.

“By get­ting your seeds as soon as pos­si­ble, it’ll give you enough time to grow your pump­kins for the show next year,” she said.

Ms Ben­dotti said this year’s gi­ant pump­kin weighed in at about 128kg.

“The sun­flow­ers were pop­u­lar this year too,” she said. Sun­flow­ers take about five months to grow.

The com­pe­ti­tion’s dif­fer­ent classes are heav­i­est pump­kin, tallest sun­flower, big­gest head on a sun­flower, heav­i­est onion and heav­i­est tomato.

Seeds are avail­able for pur­chase at South­ern For­est Ma­chin­ery.

Pump­kin seed packs cost $10, onion, sun­flower and tomato seed packs cost $5 and a se­lec­tion pack of all costs $20. Visit war­renag­so­ci­ety.com.au or call Ms Ben­dotti on 0427 761 217 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

War­ren District Agri­cul­tural Show gi­ant veg­eta­bles com­pe­ti­tion co­or­di­na­tor Aimee Ben­dotti shows off var­i­ous types of seeds avail­able for the com­pe­ti­tion as she and com­pe­ti­tion spon­sor John Della Gola en­cour­age peo­ple to en­ter.

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