It’s always nice at this time of year to have some winter veg to look forward to and one of our favourites are Brussel Sprouts. This variety is Wellington and was actually picked up from Homebase – one of those polystyrene trays which have a dozen or so small seedlings in for £2. Well they’ve grown into pretty big plants as you can see and I’ve squeezed them into an area about 6 foot wide by 5 foot deep. Ideally they could do with more room but space is a premium on the plot. Each one is staked to prevent them rocking about. To start with they were protected by an environmesh tunnel which they’ve now outgrown so I’m now checking the leaves every couple of days to wipe off any cabbage white eggs. They can withstand some pest damage now they’re large plants so I’m not too bothered about the odd caterpillar getting a free meal!
Some of the sprouts are almost ready so it won’t be long before we’ll be having them with our Sunday roast yum!