Gardeners will be out to show they know their onions when they put giant vegetables on display this weekend.
Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock, is hosting the annual Strathclyde Leek and Onion Society Show, on Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September.
Hundreds of entries are expected for the horticultural extravaganza with some of the leeks on show up to three feet high.
Crowds are expected to turn up to marvel at the enormous onions, colossal leeks and king-sized carrots among other vegetables, like potatoes, cauliflowers and beetroot. Admission is free.
Above: Youngster Ethan Hainey enjoying last year’s Strathclyde Leek and Onion Society Show
Entries are from all over Scotland and enthusiastic gardeners have carefully nurtured the vegetables over the past nine months.
As well as the leek and onion show, Cardwell will also host family fun day with games like hoopla, hook-a-duck and feed the clown along with a visit by three Paw Patrol characters – Sky, Chase and Marshall. There will also be music, a barbecue, bouncy castle and face-painting.
Cardwell’s retail general manager Paul Carmichael said:
“You need to see the size of some of these vegetables to believe it.
“These guys certainly know how to make their garden grow and people who come along to see the veg on display never fail to be amazed.”
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