Is your Vegetable Garden Contest the region’s best?

Published 12:01 am Saturday, April 16, 2016

GRAMERCY — The LSU AgCenter, West St. James Farm Bureau and East St. James Farm Bureau will sponsor the Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May.

The Contest is being held to encourage home vegetable gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption, economic gain and to improve their knowledge of cultural practices, insect and disease control in the home vegetable garden.

Categories for vegetable gardens are Youth Gardens; Adult Small home vegetable gardens (less than 1000 sq. ft.); Adult Medium (1000 sq. ft. up to 3500 sq. ft.) and Adult Large gardens (greater than 3500 sq. ft.).

All gardens must have at least four types of vegetables. Only gardens located in St. James Parish are eligible for participation. First place winners will receive a cash award, and the first, second and third place winner in each category will receive a plaque.

Gardens will be judged mid-May. More information will be sent to individuals entering the contest. Those interested in entering the Home Vegetable Garden Contest can call Craig Roussel at 562-2320 at the Extension Office no later than May 1.