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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Now !, That's eye- watering !

Now that's eye-watering! 
Gardener produces onion weighing 18lb

 and smashes the world record.
When it comes to gardening competitions, Peter Glazebrook is a giant in his field.
The 68-year-old has just smashed his own record for producing the world's largest onion.
The prize vegetable weighed in at 18lb 1oz, breaking his previous best by almost 2oz.
Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his world record breaking onion that weighed in at 18lbs 1oz
Eye-watering: Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his world record breaking onion that only
weighed in at 18lbs 1oz. Can you imagine it ? See for yourself in the photograph  here.
Not content with his huge onion, the retired chartered surveyor also brought an 82lb cabbage
 to the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show – having to transport the vegetable in a wheelbarrow.
Mr Glazebrook, 68, from Newark has a knack for producing oversized vegetables, winning all 
six classes in the giant vegetable section during yesterday's show at the Great Yorkshire
 Showground.
The amateur farmer holds an array of world records for his prowess in the garden.
Earlier this year, Mr Glazebrook produced the world's longest parsnip – measuring 18.5ft, 
36 times longer than a normal parsnip.
Added to that achievement, Mr Glazebrook has been a double Guinness World Record holder
 for growing the heaviest parsnip.
Peter wheels in his prize winning giant cabbage which weighs 81lb 6oz
Peter wheels in his prize winning giant cabbage which weighs 81lb 6oz
The competition: Derek Neumann from Sheffield with his Cornish Giant Cabbage
The competition: Derek Neumann from Sheffield with his Cornish Giant Cabbage
Weightlifter Jonathan Walker from Harrogate lifts a marrow weighing 119lbs 12oz above his head after Peter won the Giant Marrow Class
Weightlifter Jonathan Walker from Harrogate lifts a marrow weighing 119lbs 12oz above his
 head after Peter won the Giant Marrow Class
A day in the life of a weightlifter: Cradling an enormous marrow is all part of the job
A day in the life of a weightlifter: Cradling an enormous marrow is all part of the job
Help at hand: The experienced weightlifter had a couple of extra hands in case things went pear shaped
Help at hand: The experienced weightlifter had a couple of extra hands in case things 
went pear shaped
Prized onion: Peter won all six classes in the giant vegetable competition
Prized onion: Peter won all six classes in the giant vegetable competition
The proud farmer beat his previous world record by almost 2ozs, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
The proud farmer beat his previous world record by almost 2ozs, at the 
 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Root of the matter: Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his world record parsnip measuring 18.5ft parsnip at the National Gardening Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground
Root of the matter: Peter with his world record winning parsnip which measured in at 18.5ft 
at the National Gardening Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground
He has also grown the world's largest beetroot and the heaviest potato, weighing 8lbs 40oz.
Mr Glazebrook had been attempting to cultivate a record-breaking onion for 25 years until 
setting a new record at last year's Harrogate Flower Show.
Speaking at the time, he said he seeded his onions rather than eating them.
He said: 'If you did I should think it could feed a thousand people. It would certainly do for
 a lot of hotdogs.'
Exquisite: An array of seasonal vegetables are proudly displayed
Exquisite: An array of seasonal vegetables are proudly displayed
Gardeners from across Britain descend on the Yorkshire Showground every Autumn to show off their prized crops of vegetables, flowers and plants
Gardeners from across Britain descend on the Yorkshire Showground every Autumn to
 show off their prized crops of vegetables, flowers and plants
Immaculate: Prized carrots are proudly displayed in their classes
Immaculate: Prized carrots are proudly displayed in their classes
Visitors to the annual show admire and discuss the prize winning carrots
Visitors to the annual show admire and discuss the prize winning carrots
Long and skinny: Wispy parsnips rest on black material for the judges
Long and skinny: Wispy parsnips rest on black material for the judges

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