Alperton gardener grows four-foot long spring onions

Dr Harekrishna Bhowal with his giant spring onions (Pic credit: Jan Nevill)

Dr Harekrishna Bhowal with his giant spring onions (Pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

A green-fingered gardener is crying for joy after producing a bunch of spring onions measuring an eye-watering four foot each.

Dr Harekrishna Bhowal of Burns Road, Alperton, has a track history of growing super-sized vegetables and after a year-long hiatus he has returned with a vengeance.

He said: “Since I retired I have tended to my garden with loving care and I have no intention of resting. Some people sit at home and watch TV after they retire but I like making vegetables and fruit, because it keeps me fit and healthy.

“Plus my family and I get to eat healthy organic food which is dirt cheap.”

In the past the 79-year-old former barrister has produced giant spinaches of up to nine feet long, cabbages, potatoes and pumpkins.

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“I water my crop regularly and I use plenty of fertiliser which I add an ingredient to,” he said.

“I can’t tell you what it is as it’s a secret.”

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Dr Bhowal’s crop this year also included potatoes, chillies, beetroots, carrots and garden beans.

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