ALLOTMENT holders in Lockwood reaped the success their spade work deserved in a Kirklees Council competition.
Woodfield Park allotments was named the overall winner in the ‘over 25 plots’ category of the Huddersfield Allotment Competition.
Allotment secretary Stanley Speight said: “It’s champion. I put it down to a lot of dedication from the people who have allotments.
“They show a lot of interest in their plots.”
Allotments which entered were judged on overall impression, variety and quality of produce, cultivation and work to plots, the standard of paths and special features.
The ‘under 25 plots’ category was won by the Plover Road site at Lindley.
Most improved site was Oak Road at Bradley.
David Hosley, of Kirklees culture and leisure services, said: “The continuing fluctuations in the climate that have created the driest March, the warmest April and the wettest June in 2007 are a constant challenge to the allotment plotholders, but the standard of this year’s entries were once again very impressive.”
Mr Speight said allotments were as popular as ever and added: “When I took over, there were three or four spare plots. Now there’s a waiting list.
“I would much rather grow my own vegetables than get them from the supermarket. The quality is so much better.”
The awards will be presented at the annual flower and vegetable show organised by Kirklees Council at Greenhead Park in August.