We may not be terribly fond of the rain, but some of the plants sure seem to like the downpour we had last week. Cauliflowers are going strong, as is the rhubarb, and the berry bushes are busy plumping up the berries.
Now we have bright sunny days to ripen everything in time for your entry into the North Thompson Fall Fair’s fruits and vegetables competitions. And if you have youngsters in the house get them out in the garden finding the fruits, flowers or vegetables they would like to enter as well.
Some of the fruit and vegetable classes are very easy to enter, like those under Section 1; just label and plunk down on the table. If you have a dehydrator in the house, dust it off, plug it in, and start drying some of the fruits or herbs.
There is a class for nearly any kind of fruit or vegetable: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, citron, corn, cucumbers (fresh, or pickled), lettuce, onions, parsnips, peas, pumpkins… and those are just some of the veggies.
No garden? No problem! The annual Fall Fair has numerous divisions for competition, giving everyone an opportunity to show what they can grow, create, bake, preserve, build, paint, sew, and much more.