Jacqueline sets sights on 100lb pumpkin
This monster pumpkin harvested in time for Halloween weighs nearly as much as its owner.
Lollipop lady Jacqueline Butler created this 94lb beauty on her allotment and it is now taking up a whole sofa in her summerhouse.
"I just think growing pumpkins is a lot of fun, you never know what you're going to get!" she said.
Jacqueline, who lives in Efford, Plymouth, has been growing pumpkins for five years after starting an allotment in Derwent Avenue.
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In 2011, the 58-year-old grandmother of 12 harvested a 56lb vegetable, then last year she beat her personal record with a 88lb beast.
"Each year I tend to get about ten, 12 or 15 pumpkins in a harvest," she said. "You have to make sure you can give each one enough nutrients. When I saw this one getting big I took away a smaller pumpkin on the same plant and a tomato plant to make sure it could get enough goodness from the surrounding soil."
To grow larger pumpkins, Jacqueline adds manure, tomato feed and plenty of water to the soil. She is now preparing to hold a party for her grandchildren to celebrate her hard work in style.
She is not done yet: "I'm now aiming for a 100-pounder next year," she said.