Children’s Vegetable Garden (CVG): Week 13 (Nov 14, 2015)

Today was the long awaited Vegetable Contest and Picnic!

Today’s Master Gardener Judges were Numa Laiche, Don Crites, and John Opelia. They came out to share their expertise and wisdom on growing the perfect veggie.

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The criteria, rules and guidelines were followed accordingly by each student to enter the contest.

Click here to read the what the judges were looking for.


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Once all the entries were submitted, it was time for the judges to come in and rank the veggies according to color, size, and marketability.


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After much debate, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons were given out to each participant, and a Grand Champion was named.


A big Congratulations to our Grand Champion, Amelia Contreras. She won Grand Champion with the BHN 968 tomatoes. They were perfectly identical in shape and color and were exceptionally unique because they are all attached together. Now, that’s a true gardener!

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Click here to see more pics of the garden and pics of all of our Junior Master Gardeners with their Certificates of Participation kindly taken by Bexar County Master Gardener, Lou Kellogg.

Thank you to everyone that came out and participated. It is always the best time of the season!

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