Farmer reaps giant pumpkin
Farmer Jonathan Alleyne reaped a lot more than he sowed this week; a 42-pound pumpkin to be exact.
Alleyne, of Charnocks, Christ Church, brought the huge gourd to the Nation office yesterday to show what his hard work had brought forth. The former construction worker and teacher returned to his first love two years ago and has been tilling the land with success in also growing cassava, okras, peas, cantaloupe and paw paws.
He explained that when he planted his seeds he took care of them from morning until night and could be found sometimes at 1 a.m. in the ground even when it was raining.
“I prefer agriculture, it was the highest job.” His pumpkins usually average between 20 to 35 pounds.