Last month, Ian Neale from Newport earned a place in horticultural history by cultivating the 38.8kg (85.5lb) swede. Now Snoop Dogg want to know his secrets, to help grow his… umm… well crop.
Snoop did a shout out on youtube “Man, I want to tell you something, when I do my show in Cardiff, I want you to come backstage and see me because I do vegetation myself and I want to know your secret. So Ian Neale … come see your boy Snoop Dogg, I’ve got two tickets for you when I get to town. Ya dig?”
Mr Neale told Sky News Online: “I’ve never heard of him… I’m a country and western man myself.” The 68-year-old has been growing oversized vegetables for 30 years, and has previously produced a beetroot weighing 23.5kg (51.5lbs) and cucumber that grew to 107cm (42.12in).
Mr Neale said he had decided to take Snoop up on his offer after a woman who works with him told him off for not accepting the free tickets.
“She nearly wiped the floor with me… So we’re going to go along together,” he said.