Holy cabbage! Australian couple grows giant vegetable

Rosemary Norwood and her husband grew a giant cabbage at their eco-tourism guesthouse in the Australian state of Tasmania

(CNN)An Australian couple staved off pests for more than nine months to grow a giant cabbage almost as big as a person.

Rosemary Norwood and her husband, Sean Cadman, who live in the Tasmanian valley of Jackeys Marsh, began growing the giant vegetable in April last year at their eco-tourism guesthouse.
After months of plucking away less-successful surrounding cabbages, the couple left the savoy to grow undisturbed until late January.
    "It doesn't always work out like this," Norwood told CNN, attributing the success to "a good, wet spring, good rainfall and hot weather in the early summer."