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The strange things you'll find growing in a Grantham garden

Grantham gardener Eleanor Craythorn has grown an unusual vegetable - a kind of squash known as Promboncino.

The WH Smith’s cashier assistant saw the plants on an Italian TV programme and having researched them on the internet, obtained some seeds from TV gardener Sarah Raven.

Eleanor first grew the squash four years ago and this year used the seeds to plant some more in April, watering them one to three times a week. Now, she says this is the biggest she has ever seen them - about a metre long.

The mum, who lives on Harrowby Road, says the squash makes lovely soup or goes well with pork or chicken if roasted or baked.

She added: “We have had big squashes before. I also grow aubergines and peppers from Turkey. Every time I go away on holiday, we bring something` back and plant it.”

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