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Giant Veg

Kevin Fortey, the man behind the phenomena that is 'Giant Veg', and 8 times (and counting) Guinness World Record holder is passionate about 'growing your own'  fruit and veg. Kevin took over the Giant Veg movement from his late father, Mike Fortey, in 1996, and has since grown some of the worlds largest fruit and veg: 

2015: Worlds Longest Radish (88" or 2.2 Meters) (Record Broken)    
2017: Worlds Heaviest Chilli Pepper (348g)  (Record Broken)
2019: Worlds Heaviest Beetroot (23.995kg) (Current Record)

2022: World's Tallest potato plant measuring 2.847m 9ft 4.1 inches (Current Record)

As a family they also continue to hold the UK record for the largest sunflower head measuring 67″ in circumference. This was achieved by Kevin’s son, Jamie at the Malvern Autumn Show, September 2011.

Kevin often uses STIGA gardening equipment to help him grow his award-winning Giant Veg! Kevin describes himself as a Guinness World Record Holder, Author, Passionate Horticulturalist and family guy. He has also appeared on well-known programmes such as Gardeners World and Countryfile in his role as a Giant Veg growing expert!

You can follow Kevin and the Giant Veg community at 




In the Garden with Mr GiantVeg : Summer Gardening
In the Garden with Kevin GiantVeg : Preparing for spring
In the Garden with Mr GiantVeg : Jobs for October and beyond
Autumn success with Mr GiantVeg
In the Garden with GiantVeg : The Growing Season
Spring Forward in the Garden with GiantVeg
December in the Garden with GiantVeg
In the Garden with GiantVeg: Preparing for Winter
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