Ted’s Taters in a Tub competition!
It’s time to start thinking about your potatoes, if you want to enter the grand ‘Ted’s Taters in a Tub’ competition at the Theale Flower Show this September. This is what you need to do:-
- Potatoes to be grown in a maximum of 25 litres of soil / compost.
- Any variety or number of seed potatoes may be used.
- Changing or replacing the growing medium is not permitted
- Haulms to be cut.
Then on Show Day, on 2 September there will be The Big Dig at 4.30pm!
- Each competitor will be required to turn out the container when asked to do so by the judge.
- The judge will weigh the crop of potatoes
- The prize is for the competitor with the heaviest crop of potatoes in the container.
- The prize will be £5.00 AND a novelty trophy.
So don’t delay, plan to plant today! There is more information about how to grow potatoes successfully in containers on the web - click here!
(Why "Ted's Taters In a Tub"? - because local farmer and Flower Show stalwart Ted Hatch came up with the idea !)
Cathy Butterworth, Assistant Show Secretary, 712775
Want to help Theale Flower Show?
We're always keen for new members to come along and help throughout the year, especially for Show Day. It's always a really enjoyable social experience and you'll also get to meet more people in the village.
It's also important that we carry on the tradition of Theale Flower Show. The Show has always been and remains an important event in the village but it only gets staged with a lot of enjoyable effort from villagers and other friends.
Just to give you a taste of how enjoyable working for the Show can be, Sheila Badman has families from all over the country who come and stay at her local Theale campsite year after year just so they can help run the Show and enjoy the day - they always say "there's nothing like it where we live".
There probably isn't, so why not be part of it? Contact us
2016 Flower Show Report
Rain! The first time that we've had rain during a Flower Show for a number of years! But it didn't dampen the competitive spirit as we had almost as many entries as 2015 and many happy prizewinners. We were well supported this year by many new sponsors who took the opportunity of sponsoring individual classes as well.
Photos and more detailed report to follow soon.................