Everyone loves a good vegetable pun.
The Lambeth Country Show is always full of them with its famous Vegetable Sculpture Competition.
While the format was different this year as it had to be virtual, the much-loved competition still took place and there really were some sights to behold.
Green-fingered enthusiasts were able to enter their root vegetables in the new online competition.
The entries did not disappoint either, with political jokes and nods to cultural talking points of 2020.
Many participants opted to theme their vegetables around the Netflix docu-series Tiger King – with entries such as ‘Thai Gherkin’ and ‘Turnip King and Carrot Baskin’ – which were impressive lookalikes of their human counterparts.
On a similar thread, one entry paid tribute to the popular BBC drama I May Destroy You – written and starring Michaela Coel – with their ‘Mi-Kale-a Coel-rabi’ creation.
Elsewhere, there were a plethora of political gags to enjoy, with ‘A Total Mash-Up’ featuring B.S (butternut squash) Johnson, Mikale Gove and Dominic Cabbage, alongside a piece titled ‘The Cu-Cummings visit to Barnard Castle.’
Other entries inspired by well-known individuals included the ‘Frida Kale-o’ butternut squash artwork – which scooped first place in the competition.
There was also a ‘Shroom Hangout’, in reference to the Zoom calls which dominated lockdown.
The annual event also featured scarecrow, flower shop and recycled garden competitions.
In other bizarre fruit and vegetable news, a man found a rude-looking carrot in his food delivery, which looked like someone with their legs spread and a penis in between.
More entries for the Lambeth Country Show Vegetable Sculpture Competition can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
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