Just a quick posting to wish everyone a belated Happy Christmas - I managed to pick up a tummy bug on (probably) 22 December which is still rumbling (literally!) around now. Frankly it pretty much ruined Christmas Day for me and meant that I didn't manage to get down to the allotment to pick the veg. Luckily, The Husband volunteered and came back with a carrier bag full of brussel sprouts. I managed a couple of them on the day itself (along with a single potato, one slice of turkey, a spoonful of mashed swede & carrot and a couple of slices of parsnip!) and they were, as last year, fantastic. The variety is F1 Brigitte and the buttons are medium sized and firm. You only need to steam them for 4-5 minutes and they come out sweet and nutty. So that's my tip to you all for 2010 - grow F1 Brigitte sprouts and you'll be happily trouser-trumpeting all Boxing Day!!
Right, that's it from me until the New Year when it'll be time to start planning where to grow stuff.