The Spud In A Bucket Growing Competition 2018

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  1. Linz

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    Oh balls. I forgot all about mine.. its still on the patio.

    To be continued...
     
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      Muhahahaha...

      Yes, yours truly is once again the Spud King, and our reign will begin with a command mandated from heaven.

      All kneel down and take my decree:

      All participants of the Spud In A Bucket competition must undergo Judgement Day within seven days.


      Good luck minions.

      Notify this sovereign on how you get on.
       
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        Worry not, minion, as you have seven days in which to undertake Judgement Day.
         
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          You all may have noticed that fifteen entries were pictured but sixteen ranking positions were actually published (two entrants both got 7th place).

          The reason is very simple: a latecomer.

          The total number of entries was 20.

          3 Did not finish (DNF) - that is, their seed tubers failed due to neglect, pests and/or diseases.

          1 was afflicted with PPE (Premature Potato Extraction).
           
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          Somewhere within this tangled mass was my entry for the Tri-carrot Challenge:

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            After much pulling, hosing down, some carrot Brazillians and general beautifying, here are the top three ranked entries:

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            The remaining are not ranked in any particular order.

            Incidentally, can you spot the cheeky but fun entry?
             
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              ..... under number 3 :snorky:
               
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                For the Tri-carrot Challenge, there were seventeen entries in total.

                Six did not qualify (DNQ), ie the entrants could not produce three carrots of at least 7cm in length.

                For this challenge, I got the silver medal.
                 
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                  You have eyes like the proverbial...

                  And obviously a connoisseur of the orange, nature's night-vision enhancing snack.
                   
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                  My spud in a bucket ( or Trug ) was a bit of fun . The early spuds were successful , getting over 2kg from each Trug . The main crop were the much lauded Sarpo Miras . On unearthing 50% were a bit mushy and discarded. Completing the final costings on this exercise , seed spuds +compost + labour. This worked out at £17.53 per kg :snorky:
                  It's back to Asda/Tesco for me. I'll just stick to growing my chillies :blue thumb:
                   
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                    @misterQ , great job on reporting your veggie trials , well done ! :blue thumb:
                     
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