Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Two weeks to grow 11lb marrow

A MARROW weighing 11lb was the star entry at the 20th annual Goring Greenfingers summer show.

The giant vegetable, which won first prize in the heaviest marrow category, was grown by show founder Christie Leary and she believes that it set a record.

Mrs Leary, who grew the marrow in the garden of her home in Spring Hill Road, Goring, said: “I think it’s one of the biggest we’ve had. I had to weigh it on my bathroom scales but it’s about 11lb.

“It only took about two weeks to grow — you could almost see it getting bigger overnight.”

Mrs Leary, who founded the show 20 years ago, added: “I’ve entered every year, although this time I didn’t enter as much as I wanted to in order to give other people a chance.”

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