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Master Gardener Tips July 4, 2023

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By Elaine Pile Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Did you know numbers matter? A common mistake made when exhibiting produce at the fair is having the incorrect number of items in your exhibit. For instance, if you are entering carrots, regardless of their class, you should have 5 carrots. However, if you are entering cucumbers, the number needed for exhibit varies according to class. Slicing requires two and pickling requires five. If the incorrect numbers are exhibited, ribbon ranking may be lowered. So, numbers DO matter!!