Know your Onions




This may or may not come as a surprise but Mark and I grow Onions!! We are committee members of our local Onion Club and this year the club celebrates 20yrs. We only have 30 members so we are quite a small club. On show day we have to present 3 onions cleaned and dressed for the supreme category and 1 onion for the heaviest Onion award, then various prizes are given for most points awarded in show, movement of most places, best onion in show etc etc.



Also Mark and I have a mini competition between ourselves as to who beats who, well this year I did miserably against Mark (girl power didn't help me this year Annemarie), he moved up about 18 places to 8th and I dropped 10 places to 16th, still never mind there is always next year.



The winning onions were deservedly winners each onion weighed around 6lbs so our winner Dave really grew some beauties, he also won the heaviest onion class. My heaviest onion only weighed 4lb 7oz so I was out of the running fairly quickly

13 comments:

lena-lou said...

Look at them onions!!!!!! All lined for dinners now :-) I remember the last time I was in that room if it's where I think :-)))

Leah said...

Whoa, those onions look weird. ;) I've never seen onions arranged so nicely, and it took me a few seconds to figure out what they were.

Vonna said...

Now those are some nice looking onions! How nicely trimmed your onions are and looking so pretty!
:o)

Annemarie said...

Mark beat you again? Are you sure he doesn't sneek out at night to manipulate your onions' growth? Anyway, they look fantastic to me. You'll do better next year!

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a great onion display & what a fun contest.
Margaret

anne marie said...

so British!
it is exactly the kind of demonstration of which I am so nostalgic since I left Wilton

Von said...

Lovely onions, Su! I knew you were a gardener, but didn't know onions were your special interest. :D

Sharon said...

very interesting-I didn't even know an onion could get that heavy! Learn something new everyday!

Cindy said...

Wow, those onions just look wonderful! They look very yummy!!

Stitch Wizard said...

Wow, your onions are great!! What a neat thing to grow. Your display looks really nice! Thank you for your kind words on my blog!! I love working on the SB. Debby

Rachael said...

On My Goodness- what fun- I had no idea. An onion growing club- I could actually get into that. Love the way they are displayed.

Heather said...

My Mum enters her onions into the horticultural society show and this year she got first prize in all categories. Mind you saying that, she got 18 firsts, 16 seconds and 4 thirds for all the different things. You should have seen the size of the marrow she put into the longest marrow section - the others were like mini courgettes compared to it!!

Chelle said...

Wow, I had no idea there were onion competitions. How kewl is that? They look YUMMY!

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