A Camrose woman set her goals high and it paid off with a Guinness World Record.
Tina Klein is now the proud record holder for tallest parsley plant.
To the excitement of family and friends, the Camrose resident received her recognition on Sept. 5.
Klein said it took about five years for the plant to reach its height of 8’4″, which presented plenty of challenges.
“I haven’t been very nice to it. I transplant it a lot,” she said. “Just, ‘Ah, it’s so big,’ and then I move it on to the next one, ‘Ah, it’s so big,’ I move it up here.
“Chop, chop, chop, I keep chopping it down. It just wants to grow.”
Klein said she grows plenty of plants in her garden, but has never had one that has grown like the parsley plant.
This might not be the end of Klein’s parsley-growing days. She says she expects the previous record holder will attempt to take back his crown, which might motivate her to set another.
The ironic part of Klein’s story is she doesn’t like parsley, so don’t expect the herb to be included in any of her meals.
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