Lerryn and District Produce Association
Tuesday 20th May 2014
PLANT SALE SUCCESS
Firstly, the Produce Association would like to say a big thank you to all of you who planted seeds, grew and donated plants for our annual Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. The abundant produce and keen prices made the day a great success, and as always we are grateful for your support. The hard work and profit from the morning goes toward producing our Annual Show - this year on 2nd August. And we must also thank the WI for providing such delicious refreshments.
THE ANNUAL PRODUCE SHOW
Saturday 2nd August, Lerryn Memorial Hall, 2.00pm
Schedules for the show are now available from Lerryn River Stores or from Brian and Penny Philp.
Lerryn School will this year be commemorating the First World War with ‘A Flanders Field’ grown in a pot. This moving tribute will be produced using poppies, and corn donated by some of the local farmers.
This years’ titles for the Photography competition are ‘My Pet’ for the Under 16’s, and ‘Just Relaxing…’ in the Adult class. We hope to see lots of entries this year!
Don’t forget to browse all the categories in the schedule, now available! The good news is that this year there will be no entry fees for exhibitors!
Come and join us for a great traditional afternoon, including cream teas, a raffle and live music. Doors open at 2.00pm, admission is 50p for adults and free for children.
Benedicte Bay will be opening the show for us at 2.30pm.
CALL FOR CUPS
Please don’t forget to return your prizewinners’ cups to Sue Hancock .
OUR IN-HOUSE EXPERT SAYS…
This is a busy month now the soil has warmed-up, and if it’s not too wet, seeds should be doing well.
As the year progresses and temperatures rise, things should be growing well now that the soil has warmed up. First early potatoes should be ready for harvesting this month, so gently dig down and check the size of any tubers.
This is a peak month for planting, so don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to get started, as most things will grow away well – such as courgettes, French beans, peas and runner beans. Don’t forget that second sowings of peas and carrots will produce late summer crops.