Sweet success with pet project

Giovina Civitella (92) unleashed this monster from her garden.
Giovina Civitella (92) unleashed this monster from her garden.

Mrs Civitella unearthed the 0.45m-long sweet potato from her North Perth vegetable garden last week and said it was so heavy she could not even carry it.

‘I was very happy when I saw it,’ Mrs Civitella said.

‘I couldn’t lift it, it was too heavy.’

The dog-shaped spud took six months to grow.

It was helped along by Mrs Civitella’s special mix of sheep and cow manure.