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Saturday 4th September 2021

Potato in a Pot

Children are being asked to ‘pop a potato in a pot’ for the Moreton Show judges who are on the look out for super spuds.

The ever popular ‘Potato in a Pot’ competition aims to encourage youngsters to grow their own vegetables.

Garth Simpson, aged 5, from Lower Swell pots his spud.

The contest for the heaviest potato crop from a single pot is open to all young people under the age of 16 and is run in conjunction with the Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh.

The entry fee is just 50p and children can pick up their free seed potato and pot from the Fosseway Garden Centre until March 31.  They then plant their potato in soil or compost and care for it until show day on Saturday, September 3, when stewards will empty the pots and weigh each entry in public. It’s an exciting spectacle for the young gardeners, watching and waiting to see if their potato crop is the heaviest. 

Show secretary, Sarah Taylor said: ‘This has regularly been one of the most popular of the children’s classes in the Moreton Show’s Home & Garden section and it’s wonderful to see how the youngsters take to the challenge.’

Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country and there are plenty of classes to get involved in.

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