2019 Special Garden Project
Carmine Splendor Okra
What is a Special Gardening Project?
Carmine Splendor Okra
Process and Guidelines for Participation
Step 1: Enroll
Enroll for the Special Gardening Project through 4-H Online.
Step 2: Order Seeds
Our Extension Office ordered 20 packets. Please call the office to claim your packet today!! We will accept orders until we are out of our 20 packets. (approx. 25 seeds come in each packet)
Step 3: Pick Up Seeds
They are going to be available to pick up after April 10th from the Extension Office.
Step 4: Plant & Cultivate
Review regular project newsletters and resources as they become available. These materials will help guide you through the project experiences, solve problems, and prepare your projects for exhibition.
Step 5: Exhibit at County & State Fairs
Exhibits - Youth must be enrolled in the Special Garden Project through 4-H Online in order to exhibit in the State Fair eligible classes:
- Class G775001 - Special Gardening Project Educational Exhibit - The educational exhibit is based on what was learned from the project. Present information on a 14"x22" poster or in a clear plastic report cover. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, and county must be on the back of the poster or report cover. Fresh cut flowers or harvested vegetables should be entered in class G775002
- Class G775002 - Special Gardening Project Fresh Cut Flowers or Harvested Vegetables - The current year's Special Garden project fresh cut flowers or harvest vegetables should be entered in this class. Bring 5 pods following the guidelines in the publication, 4H226 Selecting and Preparing Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit for Exhibits (revised 2016). The desirable traits the judge is looking for are 2-4" long pods that are the same maturity and uniform in size. Avoid selecting pods that are damaged by insects, misshapen, or over-mature.
Step 6: Complete Evaluation
Complete the evaluation no matter what happened. If every single plant lived, insects ate them off, or even if they all died, fill out the evaluation near the end of the growing season (around State Fair time).