Records were smashed at the Malvern Autumn Gardening Show (28-29 September 2013) as giant veg growers weighed-in a bumper harvest.

Ian Neale with his record-breaking veg

Ian Neale with his record-breaking veg

Three new records were set as Welsh wizard Ian Neale and giant veg guru Peter Glazebrook of Newark unveiled winners.

Peter set a world record for the longest parsnip at just over 19ft 5ins (5.93m).

Ian (pictured) of Newport, also set a new world record with an enormous swede weighing in at a whopping 118.8lbs (54kg).

Not content with that, his biggest carrot brought a new British record at 18.37lbs (8.35kg).

Ian grows the giant veg in a warm greenhouse and feeds with a secret recipe fertiliser.

Kevin Fortey, who produced a 15lb (6.8kg) radish for the show, said that interest in growing super-sized monsters is rising sharply, but added that competitors work hard to beat records.

The 68,000 visitors to this year’s Malvern Autumn Show were treated to a superb exhibition of giant veg including carrots, swedes, leeks, marrows and pumpkins.