Small is Beautiful
Here are Charlotte’s sprouts which look pretty good to me, if not as huge as the supermarket ones. They’ll need a bit of editing but they are organic and I know they’ll be delicious. The test to see whether cutting off the sprout tops would produce fatter sprouts was difficult to assess. On a very windy day two weeks ago all the covers came off and the pigeons set upon the lovely healthy tops. Since I was unable to remember which ones I had snipped there is now no way of telling. My guess is it makes no difference to the size of the sprout. I experimented by frying the tiniest sprouts with the shredded cabbage plus some shallots in olive oil and butter. It was a very good alternative to boiled sprouts and I’ll do the same on Christmas day.
Week 8 of cut flowers from the garden produced two substantial pots. I picked some branches of red berries from the holly to give it a bit of Christmas cheer, lots more Euphorbia wulfennii, Vinca major and Christmas box (Sarcococca ). I am hoping the tiny yellow flowers will open to scent the room.
Happy Christmas everyone and a joyous New Year.