Gardener grows 50lb cabbages

September 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An amateur gardener has stunned neighbours by growing these whopping cabbages – which tip the scales at a staggering 50lb.

Jimmy Hill planted his heirloom cabbage seeds in May and watched in disbelief as one of the mammoth vegetables – dubbed The Hulk – grew to span an incredible 5ft in width.

Grandfather-of-six Jimmy, 53, today revealed he would feed the cabbages, which need to be hacked out the ground with a hacksaw, to neighbours.

Jimmy, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, said: ”I reckon that by the time they split and are ready for cutting out they should be around 80lb.

”They’re a good talking point and neighbours often ask to come round and have a look. From leaf to leaf they must measure at least 5ft across and are still growing.”

Jimmy also grows giant onions, carrots and cucumbers in the modest rear garden of his home which he shares with wife Jackie, 51.

But he admitted he is at a loss as to how to cultivate and cook his giant crop without becoming sick of cabbages.

Mechanic Jimmy added: ”I like cabbages and my wife is a wonderful cook but I have to admit there are only so many ways you can cook them so I reckon we’ll give them away to neighbours.

”We had cabbage soup with a previous crop. Let’s just say it is an acquired taste.

”People say I should enter shows and grow them professionally but for me it is just a hobby to pas the time.

”I love spending tie int he garden and am pleased to be able to share them with neighbours.”

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