4-H Gardening

All projects in this category require a 4-H Gardening Record Book.

Horticulture and Plant Sciences

Vegetables

Largest Vegetables

Flowers

Crops

Tobacco

 

4-H Horticulture & Plant Science

 

DIVISION 6015

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017
     

HORTICULTURE & PLANT SCIENCE PROJECTS

  • Limit one exhibit per 4Her per class

  • See State Fair Catalog and/or 4H Agents for detailed descriptions of projects and specific requirements
     

561 - ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS:

A one page description of project must accompany entry item (type or print neatly) to be eligible for entry. Examples of acceptable (such as but not limited to) exhibits:

A. Tree planting on city property, roadways, parks, etc.

B. Home landscaping

C. Composting

 

562 - PRODUCTION  AND MARKETING: 

Examples of acceptable (such as but not limited to) exhibits:

A. Vegetable garden planted for home and/or market use.

B. The planting, production, or management of fruit plantings

C. The planting, production, or management of trees, shrubs, greenhouse crops or garden perennials.

 

563 - EXPERIMENTAL HORTICULTURE:

 A one page description of project must accompany entry item (type or printed neatly) to be eligible for entry. Examples of acceptable (such as but not limited to) exhibits:

A.“Science Fair” type of exhibit involving experimental work with plants

B. Comparison of different varieties of vegetables or annual flowers

C. Comparison of mulching or other cultural practices

 

564 - HORTICULTURE PROJECT EXHIBITS:

A one page description of project must accompany entry item (type or print neatly) to be eligible for entry.

Examples of acceptable (such as but not limited to) exhibits:

A. How to propagate plants

B. How to force spring bulbs

C. How to start seeds

D. How to graft cacti

E. How to dry herbs

 

PLANT DISPLAYS

  • Limit one exhibit per 4Her per class

  • All Exhibits in Potting Soil - No Garden Soil

 

565 - TERRARIUMS

566 - DISH GARDENS (desert or tropical)

567 - VEGETABLE CONTAINER GARDENS (grown in container - not dug out of the garden)

568 - ANNUAL CONTAINER GARDENS (non vegetable)

569 - HOUSE PLANTS

570 - HANGING BASKETS

571 - HERB CONTAINER GARDEN (*NEW*)

572 - WINDOW BOX DISPLAY (*NEW*)

573 - UPCYCLE CONTAINER GARDEN (Previously used container recycled, example, wood pallet garden) (*NEW*)

 

 GARDEN AND/OR ORCHARD DISPLAYS

  • Limit one exhibit per 4Her)

  • See State Fair Catalog and/or 4H Agents for detailed descriptions of projects, judging criteria and specific requirements

 

571 - FRUIT AND/OR VEGETABLE DISPLAY 

 

 

 

4-H Vegetables

DIVISION 6015 (cont.)

 

  • Limit one entry per 4Her per class

  • See State Fair Catalog and/or 4H Agents for detailed descriptions of projects, judging criteria and specific requirements

  • 4Her may enter only one item per State Fair eligible class (e.g. 4Her may only enter one type of pepper in 573-either hot or bell or sweet)

  • 4Her may not enter same vegetable in State Fair eligible classes and in 4VC (State Fair ineligible) classes below. (e.g. if 4Her enters hot peppers in 573, he or she may not enter hot peppers in 4vc30, but may enter bell peppers in 4vc31 and/or sweet peppers in 4vc32)

 

THE FOLLOWING ENTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR STATE FAIR:

575 - TOMATO (5 per plate) must be ripe (red or yellow color only) cherry type

576 - TOMATO (5 per plate) beef steak

577 - TOMATO (5 per plate) heirloom

578 - PEPPERS, hot (5 per plate)

579 - PEPPERS, bell (5 per plate)

580 - PEPPERS, sweet (5 per plate)

581 - CUCUMBERS, slicing (5 per plate)

582 - CUCUMBERS, pickling (5 per plate)

583 - BEANS, snap or lima (12 per plate)

584 - CORN, sweet (in the husk with silks) (5 ears per plate)

585 - CANTANOUPE (1 whole), halved

 

THE FOLLOWING ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STATE FAIR:

4VC1 - BEETS, plate of 5

4VC2 - BRUSSEL SPROUTS, plate of 5

4VC3 - CABBAGE, one clean head

4VC4 - CANTALOUPE, one (1) only

4VC5 - CARROTS, plate of 5, any variety

4VC6 - OKRA, plate of 5

4VC7 - GREEN ONIONS, plate of 12

4VC8 - WHITE ONIONS, plate of 5

4VC9 - YELLOW ONIONS, plate of 5

4VC10 - EGG PLANT, plate of one (1),(any variety)

4VC11 - ZUCCHINI, plate of 2 (young pick)

4VC12 - RED POTATOEs, plate of 5

4VC13 - WHITE POTATOES, plate of 5

4VC14 - SWEET POTATOES, plate of 5

4VC15 - PUMPKIN, 1 only

4VC16 - LONG WHITE RADISHES, plate of 5

4VC17 - ROUND RED RADISHES, plate of 5

4VC18 - SUMMER SQUASH, 1 only

4VC19 - WINTER SQUASH, 1 only

4VC20 - WATERMELON, 1 only

4VC21 - GREEN APPLES, plate of 5

4VC22 - YELLOW APPLES, plate of 5

4VC23 - RED APPLES, plate of 5

4VC24 - SEED GRAPES, 1 bunch

4VC25 - SEEDLESS GRAPES, 1 bunch

4VC26 - BEANS, SNAP (12)(cannot enter same item in class 575 above)

4VC27 - BEANS, LIMA (12)(cannot enter same item in class 575 above)

4VC28 - TOMATO, RED (5) must be ripe (cannot enter same item in class 572 above)

4VC29 - TOMATO, YELLOW(5)must be ripe(cannot enter same item in class 572 above)

4VC30 - PEPPERS, HOT (5)(cannot enter same item in class 573 above)

4VC31 - PEPPERS, BELL (5)(cannot enter same item in class 573 above)

4VC32 - PEPPERS, SWEET (5)(cannot enter same item in class 573 above)

4VC33 - CUCUMBERS, SLICING (5)(cannot enter same vegetable in class 574 above)

4VC34 - CUCUMBERS, PICKLING (5)(cannot enter same vegetable in class 574 above)

 

4-H Largest Vegetables

DIVISION 6015 (cont.)

 

  • Limit one entry per 4Her per class

  • See State Fair Catalog and/or 4H Agents for detailed descriptions of projects, judging criteria and specific requirements

  • Same item cannot be entered in another class (e.g. may enter tomatoes in 4vc28, but cannot enter same tomato in 578)

 

THE FOLLOWING ENTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR STATE FAIR:

586 - LARGEST TOMATO (by weight)must be ripe (red or yellow color only)

588 - LARGEST PUMPKIN (by weight)

589 - LARGEST WATERMELON (by weight)

 

FOLLOWING ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STATE FAIR:

4LV4 - LARGEST POTATO (1 by wt.)

4LV5 - LARGEST SQUASH (1 by wt.)

4LV6 - MOST UNUSUAL VEGETABLE 1 only, any specimen

4LV7 - CREATIVE CREATURE

 

 

4-H Flowers

DIVISION 6015 (cont.)

 

  • Limit one exhibit per class

  • Item needs to be alive - no dried flowers.

 

FOLLOWING ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STATE FAIR:

4FL1 - ZINNIA: LARGE (any variety)

4FL2 - ZINNIA; SMALL (any variety)

4FL3 - MARIGOLD: LARGE (any variety)

4FL4 - MARIGOLD: SMALL (any variety)

4FL5 - DAHLIA: LARGE

4FL6 - DAHLIA: SMALL

4FL7 - ARRANGEMENT: One sided arrangement to use against wall

4FL8 - ARRANGEMENT: for dining or coffee table

4FL10 - ANY OTHER SINGLE SPECIMEN

4FL11 - SNAPDRAGON

4FL12 - GLADIOLA

4FL13 - ROSE (any variety)

4FL14 - CELOSIA

4FL15 - SUNFLOWER

 

4-H Crops

DIVISION 6018

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • See State Fair Catalog (website) and/or 4-H agent for exhibit requirements

  • Grain samples must be of good quality and free from foreign matter.  Submit in (1) gallon ziplock bags.  Attach ID and yield/variety information to bag.

  • Hay must be securely bound with cord or twine.  Attach ID tags to bale. 

  • Legume hay shall consist of 85% of the designated legume.  Grass hay shall be 85% of the designated grass.  Mixed hay should contain only one eligible grass and one eligible legume.  The legume component shall be at least 30% legume and not more than 70% legume.  Eligible legumes are alfalfa, red clover, and ladino clover.  Eligible grasses are timothy, Bermuda grass, orchard grass, tall fescue and rye grass.

  • One entry per class

 

LEGUME HAY:

600 - ALFALFA HAY: one-half (no full bales accepted) bale from the current year's project crop, neatly tied and

labeled. Place hay in a double-strength plastic bag when going to state fair.

 

601 - RED CLOVER HAY: one-half (no full bales accepted) bale from the current year's project crop, neatly tied and

labeled. Place hay in a double-strength plastic bag when going to state fair.

 

GRASS HAY:

602 - TIMOTHY HAY: 1/2 bale from this current year's project crop, neatly tied and labeled. Place in a double-

strength plastic bag when going to state fair.

 

603 - OTHER GRASS HAY: 1/2 bale from this current year's project crop, neatly tied and labeled. Place hay in a

double-strength plastic bag when going to state fair.

 

MIXED HAY:

604 - MIXED HAY: 1/2 bale from this current year's project crop, neatly tied and labeled. Place hay in a double-

strength plastic bag when going to state fair.

 

YELLOW CORN:

605 - YELLOW-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

606 - YELLOW-EAR: from the current year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

607 - YELLOW-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 0.5 gallon in a container and labeled to show variety and yield.

 

WHITE CORN:

608 - WHITE-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

609 - WHITE-EAR: from the current year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

610 - WHITE-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 0.5 gallon in a container and labeled to show variety and yield.

 

POPCORN:

611 - WHITE POPCORN-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

612 - RED POPCORN-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

613 - YELLOW POPCORN-EAR: from the previous year's crop, 8 ears shucked and labeled with variety and yield.

 

FIELD SOYBEANS (Oil):

614 - SOYBEANS: from the current year's crop, three stalks tied together below leaves, with roots intact, but free of

soil, and labeled to show variety.

 

615 - SOYBEANS: from the previous year's crop, 1-gallon zip lock bag, and labeled to show variety and yield.

GRAIN SORGHUM (Milo):

617 - GRAIN SORGUM: from the current year's crop, three stalks tied together below leaves, with roots in tact, free

of soil, and labeled to show variety.

 

618 - GRAIN SORGUM: from the previous year's crop, 1 gallon ziplock bag, and labeled to show variety and yield.

 

SWEET SORGHUM

619 - SWEET SORGUM: from the current year's crop, three stalks tied together below leaves, with roots intact, but

free of soil, and labeled to show variety.

 

WHEAT (Soft, Red, Winter)

620 - WHEAT from the current year's crop, 0.5 gallon in a container and labeled to show variety and yield.

621 - BARLEY from the current year's crop, 0.5 gallon in a container and labeled to show variety and yield.

4-H Tobacco

 
  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • See State Fair Catalog (website) and/or 4-H agent for exhibit requirements

  • Classes for State Fair may change from listed below

  • Each stick of green tobacco consists of 4 stalks per stick

  • All entries in the green stick classes should be wilted for better presentation, but must still be in the GREEN STAGE

  • Each exhibit of stripped Burley tobacco shall consist of two (2) hands, and each hand shall be made of twenty (20) leaves or more

  • One entry per class

 

BURLEY (Division 2101)

A. BURLEY STRIPPED

5 - FLYING

6 - LUG 

7 - LEAF

8 - TIP 

 

B. BURLEY-Best Crop

15 - BEST CROP: 4 grades (flying, lugs, leaf and tips)-Each grade shall consist of two hands of 20 leaves each.

 

DARK TOBACCO (Division 2102)

  • An entry shall consist of four grades: Wrappers, Heavy Brown Leaf, Dark Leaf and Thin Brown Leaf

 

A. DARKED STRIPPED

26 - 4H BEST CROP (2 hands-20 leaves each grade)

 

B. GREEN DARK TOBACCO (BY STICKS)

31 - DARK

 

C. GROWING DARK TOBACCO PLANT

33 - BEST POTTED: growing plant of Dark Tobacco, any type

 

GREEN STICK AND POTTED BURLEY TOBACCO (Division 2103)

A. GREEN TOBACCO (BY STICKS)

36 - BURLEY

 

B. POTTED

39 - BEST POTTED: growing plant of Burley Tobacco