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Wales is known for many things rainy weather, Tom Jones and ….now gigantic vegetables. Philip Vowles has been gardening for 30 years but where most are content with a few cherry tomatoes and enough beans to accompany the Sunday roast, he decided to go big. Some of his noteworthy gigantic vegetables include cabbages of over 100lb and cucumbers at 18lbs. He 

From his one acre allotment, he produces enough to feed his family and neighbors and also sells to the local pub. 


With a marrow which may tip the scales at 150lbs, Philip Vowles has gained notoriety not just from the British press but interanationally as well. News channel CNN have sent a television crew from New York to make a documentary about Mr. Vowles and his voluminous veg. 

Although started as a hobby he now enters competitions throughout Wales.