Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Big Sprout?

No, it's a cabbage! The first of this year's.
There are masses of white fly so we had to remove lots of outer leaves, but there's plenty to have with fresh carrots (carrot fly damaged unfortunately) for our Quorn roast dinner. We're a bit concerned that the parsnips may have succumbed to carrot fly too, but we'll wait till Christmas to find out...
And as we've just finished decorating our Christmas tree I'm feeling Christmassy so here's the annual shot of the lovely Hungerford a Christmas lights - always stunning!
Oh, here's my latest Chainmail article - Hungerford's quarterly publication. I think I wrote it in a hurry :-/

6 comments:

  1. I strip off the outer leaves of my Brussel sprouts before I bring them inside and leave them on the soil surface to decay- but you won't approve!
    There have been few white fly this year but they have not been up to Tesco standard visually - but absolutely delicious.

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    1. We put all the cuttings in the compost bin, but guess that won't help with ridding us of whitefly... We haven't grown any Brussels! Shocking, I know and we do love them!

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  2. I hate whitefly. You've been really unlucky if your parsnips have carrot fly. What makes you think so?

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    1. Yes the whitefly are a real pain.
      The parsnips are unprotected next to the fly-eaten carrots. Surely they won't get away with that...(hope do though)

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    2. Parsnips are far less likely to be attached by carrot fly We never cover outs and have never had a carrot fly problem with them.

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    3. Ooh, fingers crossed! I've been looking forward to our home-grown carrots for 3 years now!!

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