Getting ready to harvest your autumn fruit and vegetables?
Many of us are now busy in our garden or allotment. Others are taking the easier route and enjoying some fresh produce from the supermarket or grocer.
Either way, we can all take a moment to appreciate Gyan Maharjan’s bumper cauliflower crop.
At 3.5 kilos, one of her huge cauliflowers is around four times bigger than the average UK supermarket cauliflower!
Hoping for a harvest festival prize
Despite its massive size, 51-year-old Gyan carries her cauliflower in a basket on her back like a backpack.
She is on her way to Bungamati town for a giant vegetable competition. It’s an uncomfortable walk with the heavy weight on her back and Saturday is Nepal’s only weekend day.
Even so, the town’s central square is crowded, and large pumpkins, radishes and spinach take pride of place.
Gyan is amazed by how big her giant cauliflower has grown. Like all the others here, she’s hoping for a prize.
But just being able to grow her own crop again is a gift in itself.
Gyan was one of over a million people whose houses were destroyed in Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake.
Like thousands of other small farmers, Gyan lost her livelihood as well, making getting back to normal after the earthquake even harder.