It was in 1997 that the Northern Virginia Sun spotlighted the green thumbs of 5-year-old twins Alyssa and Ian McGowan, who had grown giant zucchini along with other vegetables in the family garden in Arlington.

The tradition continues – Ian McGowan’s garden has yielded 60 pounds of zucchini, 30 pounds of heirloom tomatoes, 30 pounds of cucumbers and six pounds of eggplant so far this summer, which has been used to create ratatouille, gazpacho and salads galore while leaving enough left over to provide to friends and family. On the horizon this autumn will be a crop of pumpkins. 

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