SUPERINTENDENT: Purdue Extension-Monroe County Office 349-2575
Monroe County Achievement Record Sheet required
- All vegetables entered in this project must have been produced by the 4-H member in his or her garden.
- Read and study your Project Manual. Complete the activities as required in the manual and keep a complete record of the activities.
- All varieties should be cleaned and identified.
- Bring your exhibit in on a sturdy paper plate. A Fair Entry tag (available at the Extension Office) should be on each plate.
- Along with garden produce, a small bouquet of garden flowers and/or herbs in a simple container is to be displayed with your exhibit.
- Produce Exhibit (member can enter any combination of a, b, and/or c)
- Single Vegetable Exhibit: A single plate of vegetable the member grew. May be selected from the list below. Maximum of 5 different single plate exhibits per exhibitor. Single vegetable entries should be labeled with common name, Latin name, and variety of vegetable. The Latin names can be found in 4-H Garden Publication 4-H 970-W.
- Garden Collection: Collection of three plates, four plates, or five plates of different vegetables the member grew. Vegetables are to be exhibited on paper plates and may include a display of not less than three garden flowers, grown in your own garden. Exhibitors may each exhibit one collection (3 or 4 or 5 plate garden collection) at State Fair. Garden collection entries should be labeled with common name, Latin name, and variety. Latin names can be found in 4-H Garden Publication 4-H 970-W. A Garden Collection Exhibit will be lowered one ribbon grade if two or more vegetables of the same type are included.
Single Herb Exhibit: Can enter three single herbs (all edible types) must be labeled with common name and Latin name, in pots 8" diameter maximum (maximum of three different pots). For list of herbs acceptable for State Fair, see State Fair handbook or 4-H 970W
VEGETABLES: Quantity per plate
BEANS (snap, green, wax): 20 pods
BEANS (navy, kidney, shell-out, etc.): ½ pint shelled
BEANS (lima, large or small): ½ pint shelled or 20 pods
BEETS (round, flat, and long types, with tops of approximately 1/2”): 5
BROCCOLI: 1 head
CABBAGE (round, flat, pointed, red, savoy, Chinese): 1 head
CARROTS (with tops approximately 1/2”): 5
CAULIFLOWER: 1 head
CELERY: 1 bunch
CORN (sweet-white, sweet-yellow, bicolor: 5 ears
CUCUMBERS (slicing, dill, pickling): 5
MUSKMELON (full slip, well netted): 1
OKRA: 5 pods
ONIONS (white, yellow, red): 5
PARSNIPS (with tops approximately 1/2”): 5
PEPPERS (bell, chili, serrano, banana, pimiento, cayenne, jalapeno, cherry, new Mexican, ancho, tabasco, habanera): 5
POTATOES (any color): 5
PUMPKINS (table, canning, ornamental, sugar pie types, other): 1
SQUASH (banana, hubbard, buttercup or turbans, butternut, cushaws, scallops, straight or crookneck, acorn, zucchini): 1
SWEET POTATO: 5
TOMATOES (red for canning or market, pink or purple, yellow or orange, Roma or paste types): 5
TOMATOES (small, cherry, pear, intermediate): 12
Garden Education (judged separately) Any member can enter a Garden Education exhibit, but members enrolled in Levels C and D of the garden project SHOULD exhibit one of the following activities in addition to the Produce Exhibit
- Exhibit four (4) plates containing two cultivars of two different kinds of vegetables in your garden. For example: display tomato Rutgers and tomato Roma on two plates and spinach Melody and America on two plates. Label the cultivars you exhibit.
- Label and exhibit three unusual vegetables (may or may not be discussed in your 4-H Garden Manual) you grew in your garden this year. If not listed in the vegetable display chart, check with your Extension office. For example: spaghetti squash, head lettuce, etc.
- Make a poster of five commonly found diseases in vegetable gardens, the damage caused by each, and the control options for each.
- Make a poster of five commonly found vegetable garden insects: beneficial (good guys) and/or injurious (bad guys), benefits or damage caused by each, and the related management practices (how to keep the beneficial, and how to control the injurious insects).
- Make a poster of a maximum of 10 pests (diseases, insects, weeds, and/or rodents) you found in your garden this year, damage caused, control measures used, and results.
- Make a poster explaining a computer garden program or mobile application.
- Make a poster showing a picture story of what you did in your garden this year. Example: how you planned, planted, and maintained your garden.
- Make a poster showing your financial record.
- Make a poster of pictures showing your experiences in hydroponics.
- Make a poster explaining various career options working with vegetables/herbs.
- Make a poster explaining types of pollinators and their importance in vegetable and fruit production.
- Make a poster that shows the different types of plant parts that are consumed by humans. Be sure to identify the fruit or vegetable and categorize it by root, stem, leaf, or flower.
- Make a poster that shows different storage methods for vegetables.
- Make a poster showing how to create a raised bed OR container vegetable garden.
- Make a poster discussing how herbs listed on the last page of 4-H Garden Publication 4-H 970-W are used and have been used throughout history. Be sure to include both culinary and medicinal uses as well as other unique uses, if any.
“JUST FOR FUN” County Options
Largest (by weight) pumpkin/squash
Largest (by weight) watermelon
Largest (by weight) tomato
Largest (by weight) potato
Largest (by weight) onion
Largest (by weight) head of cabbage
Largest (by weight) sunflower
Unusual growth forms
State Fair Entry – All 4-H members enrolled in the Garden Project may exhibit in the State Fair.