Have a leek at what’s happening at Cardwell this weekend!
GREEN-FINGERED gardeners will be putting their giant vegetables on display this weekend.
Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock is hosting the annual Strathclyde Leek and Onion Society Show, on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.
Hundreds of entries are expected for the horticultural extravaganza with some of the leeks on show up to three feet high.
And with free entry, crowds are expected to turn up to marvel at the enormous onions and colossal carrots among other vegetables, like potatoes, cauliflowers and beetroot.
Entries in the competition’s 25 classes have come from all over Scotland and the vegetables have been carefully nurtured by enthusiastic gardeners over the past nine months. Prize money ranges from £10 to £45 in some categories.
As well as the Leek and Onion Show, Cardwell will also host their popular Craft Fair, a barbeque, face painting for kids, food tasting and the sea rescue charity, RNLI will have a display stand in the centre.
Cardwell’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael said: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that these guys certainly know their onions- and every other vegetable you can think of.
“It’s incredible how big they can get their veg to grow and the crowds who come along never fail to be amazed.
“You could say that everyone who comes along at the weekend will be lucky spuds, as we’ve loads of fun activities for all ages.”
‘Please note the Leek & Onion display will be closed for judging on Saturday morning and will open no later than 1pm.’