Growing up in a family of 13, Phillip Vowles learned to appreciate the effort it took to feed all his brothers and sisters. So when he started harvesting his own crop, he decided to supersize his venture. As Phillip says, “big vegetables feed big families.” Today, his giant veggies top-out at over 100 pounds and can feed more than just a few families.
For fruit-bearing plants, fewer fruits mean bigger fruits, because plants direct resources to ripening fruits.
Big plants need elbow room. Don’t underestimate how much space your giant requires.Climate plays a role. Some of the largest vegetables come from areas where summer days are seemingly endless, like in Alaska. All that excess sunlight spurs plants to keep on growing.