Monster carrot

Local gardener John Brunetta holds up the astonishing fruit – or vegetable, if you will – of his labours from this past growing season. Brunetta pulled the gigantic carrot from his garden only this past Sunday. Gardeners may have struggled with the intense and prolonged heat this summer, but as Brunetta’s carrot proves, there may yet be hope left for a late season haul before the frost sets in. If you managed an impressive harvest this year, or grew something noteworthy like a giant carrot, send your photos in to

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