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2005 O'Brien County Fair Handbook

Horticulture

For currency and completeness, visit O'Brien County Extension.

DEPARTMENT 20

HORTICULTURE

JUDGING WILL TAKE PLACE ON Monday, July 25. YOU WILL BE CONFERENCE JUDGING WITH THE JUDGE. ALL ENTRIES NEED TO BE PRE-REGISTERED!

*** A 4-H'er or FFA member may only bring a total of 10 Horticulture

Exhibits

VEGETABLES

1. Use 4H-462 "Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit" for information about preparing and displaying. Exhibits not following 4H-462 recommendations will be discounted one ribbon placing.

2. Exhibitors should exhibit the number of vegetables stated in this fair book or the number in publication 4H-462. If these are not followed the exhibit will be discounted one ribbon placing.

3. All garden products exhibited must have been raised in the current project year.

4. All exhibits should be displayed on a firm plate with twist ties for attaching 4H Entry Cards. If not attached will be dropped one ribbon placing.

4-H HORTICULTURE CLASSES

200 - A Variety Garden Display (also known as mixed grouping)

This exhibit must include five or more different vegetables crops grown in the exhibitor's home garden. More than one variety, but not more than four of a particular crop can be displayed. However, they will count as only one crop. Any decorative basket or box not larger that bushel in size can be used. The variety garden display will be judged 75% for the cultural perfection of the vegetables and 25% for the decorative arrangement. For the benefit or an educational value for the viewing public, each piece must be clearly labeled as to the variety (cultivar).

4-H Vegetable Classes - One specimen of each

201 - Broccoli

202 - Cabbage - any variety

203 - Cauliflower

204 - Egg Plant

205 - Squash

206 - Other

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4-H Vegetable Classes - Two specimens of each

207 - Cucumber - any type

208 - Pepper - any variety

209 - Sweet Corn

210 - Sweet Potatoes

211 - Other

4-H Vegetable Classes - Three specimens of each

212 - Beets

213 - Carrots

214 - Garlic Bulbs

215 - Herbs - 3 different varieties in water

216 - Kohlrabi

217 - Onions - any variety

218 - Parsnips

219 - Potatoes - any variety

220 - Tomatoes - any variety

221 - Other

4-H Vegetable Classes - Six specimens of each

222 - Beans - any variety

223 - Other

4-H Vegetable Classes - Ten specimens

224- Cherry Tomatoes

4-H Vegetable Classes - one or more specimens

225 - Novelty vegetables - an uncommon or unique vegetable

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4-H HOUSE PLANT CLASSES

Rules:

1. Must include 4-H Goal Card giving common name; botanical name, if known; soil mixture, watering, and fertilizing methods followed; and where the plant is located in the home.

2. The houseplant should be purchased or started early enough that the exhibitor's care of the plant may be judged.

3. Members will be responsible for the care of their own houseplants while they are at the fair.

4. No artificial items should be included in plant displays.

226- Flowering Plants

227- Terrariums

228 - Hanging Plants

229- Foliage Plants

230 - Cacti

231 - Other

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4-H CUT FLOWER CLASSES

Rules:

1. Flowers to be in a suitable container.

2. Must include 4-H Goal Card giving name of flower, variety, and how to care for the cut flower.

232 - Perennials - 1 flower or flower cluster

233 - Annuals - 3 specimens

BUCKET OF VEGETABLES OR FLOWERS

1. Any 4-H member may enter.

2. Any kind of vegetable may be grown in your bucket.

3. Five gallon buckets work well. Suggested to have some sort of drainage system. Example holes drilled in bottom of bucket then add Styrofoam peanuts then your soil.

4. Members will be responsible for the care of their own bucket while at the fair.

234- Bucket of Vegetables

235 - Bucket of Flowers

FLOWER ARRANGING

1. Entries DO need to be signed up on the fair entry form due July 1. Judging will take place on Monday, July 25th, with conference judging with the judge.

2. Any 4-H'er in O'Brien County may enter. The 4-H'er need not be signed up for this project. However, for record book award consideration the 4-H'er must have been entered in Horticulture by May 1.

3. Arrangements must be made from only non-commercial flowers. Flowers may be used from gardens of the members, family, friends, etc., but may not be purchased from a shop.

4. Arrangements should show your interpretation of the title. The arrangement should carry out the title as well as meeting the requirements specified.

5. Accessories may be used in any of the classes to help carry out the theme.

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6. All arrangements must be made from fresh flowers unless otherwise specified as dried or silk.

7. In accordance with the Iowa Noxious Weed Law the following plants should not be used in exhibits: quack grass, thistle, bindweed, horse nettle, leafy spurge, peppergrass, knapweed, buckhorn, butter print, cocklebur, wild mustard, Queen Anne's lace, sheep sorrel and dock.

8. Fill out an Entry Tag and Goal Card for this project.

2005 4-H Flower Arranging Classes - Must be entered on Fair Entry Form!

236 - "IOWA'S CHOICE" - Any arrangement using Iowa's natural plants and an appropriate container - (see rules for noxious weeds and wildflowers)

237 - "THE CIRCUS" - Any arrangement using fresh greenery with silk and/or fresh flowers with a circus theme using an appropriate container.

238 - "HOLIDAY" - Any arrangement using silk and/or fresh flowers with a holiday theme using appropriate container.

239- "GOING TO THE FAIR" - Any arrangement using fresh and/or silk flowers with a fair theme using an appropriate container.

240 - "SCHOOL PRIDE" - Any arrangement using fresh and/or silk flowers in school colors in an appropriate container.

241 - "CELEBRATE 4-H" - Any arrangement using silk and/or fresh flowers using 4-H symbols and an appropriate container.

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