Gourd blimey that’s a big pumpkin!


A Crawley mother went back to her roots when she grew a four stone pumpkin.

Kirsty Weston, 30, who spent her childhood playing in her grandfather’s farm, surprised her family when she showed relatives photos of her large seasonal vegetable.

Her mother, Sylvia Morgan, returned the favour when she shared a photo of Kirsty’s three-year-old son Leyland with the pumpkin with the Obby without telling her.

Sylvia, 58, of Gossops Green, said: “I just couldn’t believe the size of it.

“I’m hoping that it might inspire other people to grow a bigger one. ”

Sylvia used to grow vegetables in Bewbush gardens and her parents owned a farm in Cowfold.

Kirsty, of Lutyens Close, Bewbush, took Leyland with her when she tended to her pumpkin in a Bewbush allotment.

She also used it to grow rhubarb, butternut squash, cucumbers, cauliflowers, tomotoes, runner beans, beetroot, potatoes, marrow, onions and strawberries.

Kirsty told Sylvia the pumpkin ‘just grew and grew’ without any special nutrients.

Sylvia said: “I’m quite proud of her because it’s her first lot of vegetables.

“It must be in her genes.

“It’s gone on and on through the family.

“It’s nice to see that they are keeping it up.

“She’ll be surprised and Leyland will be surprised when they see the picture in the paper.”

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