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Brussels Sprouts late summer 2008

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Brussels Sprouts late summer 2008

Thankfully surviving the onslaught of the caterpillars so far!



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MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummi i love sprouts Sarah :) im going2grow some next yr& Cabbages2 amoungst the Wildflowers2 help Encourage Butterflies :)

31 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Oh that's a good idea. I'll send all my white butterflys over to you! ;-)

31 Aug, 2008

amy
Amy
 

I like sprouts as well , but don,t seem to be very good at growing them , my father always said the ground should be stamped down hard for sprouts , i,m not sure if that was true or not !!!

6 Oct, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

This is my first time growing them, so I'm guessing a bit. Now I have a problem - I always thought you harvested them in the winter after they had had a bit of frost on them. But some of my sprouts are now about the size of tennis balls! I don't know whether to pick them before they get any bigger! For xmas dinner we will be having 'a slice of sprout' each I think at this rate!!!

7 Oct, 2008

amy
Amy
 

I like that Syd , I think you had better pick them before they are like footballs LOL

I thought you had to have a frost on them for the best taste as well , I suppose if they are good solid hard sprout they will be alright to leave longer , if not put them in the freezer ( that is a frost , isn,t it ) . !!

10 Oct, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Yes, I suppose putting them in the freezer would be just the same really!

10 Oct, 2008

 

fine photo. Sprout revivalists, we are.

26 Oct, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

You growing sprouts too Weeding?

26 Oct, 2008

 

I wish.
We do have a few donated plants from my lovely nextdoor neighbour, brilliant gardener, Ms W.
However, they've now grown over/out of their pigeonproof netting I've noticed, due to my shameful negligence. No other word for it. Not sure what to do. I spose I should disentangle them, cut the netting off, and re-net. What a hassle.
My husband is a big sprout fan. Luckily we can buy v good ones from the farm shop, and were just growing a couple out of curiosity. 2 years ago, our homemade Christmas card was a peeled, crossed raw sprout, in front of dark red woollen (!) background, becos I felt it embodied the spirit of a UK Christmas.
Sorry to anyone who is despairing of my sanity by now. Pity my family!

27 Oct, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

He he - no probs Weeding - you and me both! The cards sound wonderful - I like quirky things :-)

28 Oct, 2008



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