Friday, December 17, 2010

Reaching New Maximums

This year's pursuit of the Onionous Maximus came to an abrupt end yesterday when I realized that my crop had been enjoying the generous amount of rain we've been having a little too much. Every top had died off, and the soggy foliage was already not much of a grip in the game of tug-a-war with the soil. Any longer out there in the wild, and I reckon they'd start rotting.

It was difficult to accept, but I decided I had to pull out of the running for the "Massive produce: Onion division" prize at next year's Royal Easter Show.

Oh well. There's always future seasons for reaching new maximums. But in consolation, I achieved a new personal best this season: 918g. Just look at it. It looks like a bludgeoning weapon.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, that's too bad. And it IS impressive!! Thank goodness true gardeners realize that there is always NEXT year!!!
    :D

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  2. And whats better is that next year is only two weeks away! However, I'll probably have to wait a few months before making my next attempt - there's not a single bit of space left anywhere in the garden right now

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