Believe it or not, there is still a safe place on the Internet. A place where people aren't at each other's throats all the time, trying to prove they're the reason the world is going to hell. I know it sounds unreal, bear with me. I got proof.

His name is Gerald Stratford and he's from Oxfordshire, England. The 71-year-old gardener is tweeting photos of his produce under lockdown and was even dubbed the Vegetable King. Stratford first gained praise online after showing his potatoes and has accumulated over 150,000 since. It's mostly pictures of him smiling while holding the vegetables he's grown but that's what's great about his account. No sensitive content, no toxic comments. Just positivity.

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

Edible, yes. Perfect? doen't matter.

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"Basically I'm a fanatical vegetable grower, I love growing veg," Stratford told the PA news agency.

The Vegetable King lives in the tiny village of Milton-under-Wychwood and started a Twitter account back in February 2019 in order to discuss gardening with some friends.

But he went viral for his early rocket potatoes and is now getting used to life as an online celebrity.

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PhantomBuni
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1 month ago

Awwww so cute.

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When it happened, Gerald's phone was going berserk and he wasn't even sure what was going on, so he phoned up his son-in-law and got the explanation. It's gradually got bigger and bigger and bigger, people seem to like what I’m doing!"

Stratford told said he now spends around an hour per day answering people's gardening questions on Twitter.

However, he continues to share photos of his vegetables, which range from potatoes and cauliflowers to carrots and courgettes.

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Liz is lucky!

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"I think a lot of it is the younger people, especially the American younger people, seem to like the old English man who's happy and growing veg," Stratford said, adding that he's aware of his nickname.

"I'm happy, I don’t do sadness. We live in a sad world at the moment, and if I can make people happy by this Twitter thing then I will."

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Deepshikha Kumari
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1 month ago

Aww so sweet

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Jaded Queen
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1 month ago

He looks so adorable. That old person toothless grin

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Amy Grant
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1 month ago

Marmite with everything :D So British :P

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1 month ago

This sounds lovely. Wish I could join them!

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1 month ago

o/ big c

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Jaded Queen
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1 month ago

He has got the whole old adorable grandpa routine down

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PhantomBuni
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1 month ago

WHAT THE HECK

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kira griffin
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1 month ago

I love how he says cheers in so many posts, so wholesome.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 month ago

I love the smell of carrots fresh from the ground. And the taste, too (especially with a slight trace of the soil still clinging on). Too bad I can't eat more than one or two raw carrots (I'm slightly intolerant)

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Cauliflowers are so pretty and perfect.

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Out of chocolate
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1 month ago

I lost my grandfathers a few years ago. Can I be adopted? I will help make the jam and can the tomatoes!

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Valerie G.
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1 month ago

Nothing beats fresh potatoes right from the soil. God only knows how long the ones in the store have been around before you bring them home.

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faraway
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1 month ago

Nice!

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Robin Childers
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1 month ago

Eating healthy and staying active, they'll live to be 100+.

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PangolinPal
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1 month ago

Oh my, those green and purple beans! They are just beautiful, and nothing tastes better than fresh pole beans, steamed lightly with a little butter, salt and maybe mint. . .

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Boopie Dew
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1 month ago

Anybody else wondering whats in his magic soil???

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Gabby M
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1 month ago

He is so damn cute.

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Valerie G.
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1 month ago

awwww, a greenhouse in a bucket.

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1 month ago

:O big garden

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

A few years ago, my yucca plant flowered for the first time. The scent is heavenly.

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Lyone Fein
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1 month ago

Just amazing

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Lisa Chambers
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1 month ago

Those look amazing.

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1 month ago

Cheers, dats gotta be good

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M O'Connell
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1 month ago

That is the most adorable cider press I have ever seen

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Maureen Peters
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1 month ago

You can make a nice pepper soup. Yummy!

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Joseph Kony
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1 month ago

Nice gock

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