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Meanwhile, back in the polytunnel…….

January 6, 2012

The weather was so nice today I that took a few minutes at lunch to absorb some sunshine out back.

(The previously frozen plants are pretty much fully recovered now.)

I was surprised how much the brussel sprouts had filled out in the last couple of weeks. Last year I never cut the lower leaves off and the sprouts were tiny (somehow I missed that recommendation).

Also, these have enjoyed the warmer, moist air and soil under the poly cover.

One plant had been strangled by the sugar snap peas that I removed a few days ago (bad layout idea) and is significantly smaller that the others. I’ll give it a chance now that it has some room.

Regardless, here are the two mediocre pictures that resulted:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2012 11:57 pm

    Home grown brussels sprouts don’t seem to have as many sprouts as the grocery store counterpart, do they? Seems like a lot of work for so few sprouts. Still, better than I accomplished while trying to grow sprouts last season.

    • January 29, 2012 8:31 am

      True, but they are so good popped straight from the stem to the oven. This year was better than last, perhaps next year will be better as well.

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