Today marks the start of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show- and in true British fashion it kicked off with its famous giant vegetable competition.
The annual tradition sees gardeners from across the country vie for the top price in categories including longest cucumber and heaviest cabbage.
This year heavyweight contenders included a 45-stone pumpkin and a cabbage so large it had to be carted in on a wheelbarrow.
Other vegetables had to be manhandled onto the scales by teams of up to four people they weighed so much.
Posting on Twitter, organisers of the event said some veg was so heavy it ‘busted the scales’, requiring an engineer to intervene.
The engineer arrived at the scene before a ‘monster’ pumpkin weighing a whopping 291.7kg (45 stone) could be measured.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest and best veg from this year’s giant vegetable competition