Children’s Vegetable Garden Program (CVGP): Week 13 (May 14, 2016)

Finally! The picnic and Vegetable Contest is here!

Master Gardener Judges were John Opelia, Don Crites, and Numa Laiche all  came out to share their expertise and wisdom on growing the perfect veggie and to find a new Grand Champion for Spring 2016.

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

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Click on this link to  read the what the judges were looking for.   Contest Guidelines spring 2016

Of course there were other garden chores to do like HARVESTING!! And what a harvest!

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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.

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Congratulations to William Luna from Section 9 on his Grand Champion win with a BHN 968 Cherry Tomato, a Texas Superstar.


Click here 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. Such a wonderful time 🙂


Thank you Lou Kellogg and Jennifer Sierra for providing such awesome pics for this blog post

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