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Oh my gourd! Giant vegetables eclipse the usual fare at Harrogate Flower Show

Nigel Roddis / Reuters

Left to right, growers Derek Neumann, Joe Atherton, Pete Glazebrook and Derek Neumann pose with their award winning giant vegetables at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time.

These vegetables must have made quite an impression in their first showing at autumn event in northern England. Today the heaviest onion competition takes place as well. How do you cook something that big?

More about the show on their website