Giant veg gardeners certainly know their onions!

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WOULD you take a leek at the size of these vegetables that went on display at Cardwell at the annual Strathclyde Leek and Onion Show at the weekend.

Gardening experts from all over Scotland headed for the centre to exhibit their giant veg – with some of the leeks as big as three feet high.

There were 135 entries to 25 categories of vegetables in the prestigious event for the green-fingered growers. The show’s overall winner was judged to be Niall Currie, from Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute for his display of a variety of vegetables he’d been carefully cultivating for  months.

Visitors to the garden centre marveled at the displays of enormous onions and king-size carrots and colossal leeks among other vegetables, like potatoes, cauliflowers and beetroot.

And they also enjoyed a Family Fun Weekend with games like Hoopla, Hook A Duck and Feed The Clown along with a visit by the Little Critters petting zoo.

Cardwell’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael said: “Once again, the green-fingered gardeners did themselves proud with a fantastic display of giant and perfectly-formed vegetables.

“And if our chefs in our Patio Restaurant had got a hold of the veg on display, they could have made the biggest pot of soup you’ve ever seen!”

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