Veg grower amazed with giant cabbages
4:02pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
GRANDFATHER Mike Sansom will have enough vegetable soup to last the winter after growing this pair of colossal cabbages.
The monster vegetables are among the autumn harvest at 73-year-old Mike's Stratford Road allotment.
Mike was stunned by the size of them but even more surprised because they appeared as a pair of 'rogue seeds' among his cauliflowers.
"It was quite a shock and very strange as I have never seen cabbages like it," said Mike who lives in Stratford Road with his wife Kay.
"I planted 10 cauliflowers, but only eight came up and then these two enormous cabbages."
Mike has donated one of the cabbages to Callowell School's harvest festival, where his granddaughter attends.
"We are having a big family dinner to help eat the other one. I don't think we are going to finish it all," he said.
This year, Mike's allotment has yielded a particularly good crop, including runner beans, carrots, shallots, onions, peas, courgettes and more.
"I have always been a keen gardener and have been growing vegetables for years," he said.
"It has been a good growing season.
"The warm weather means some of the vegetables are ready earlier than usual. I am already harvesting Brussels sprouts."
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