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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Brassica oleracea var gemmifera 'Brodie' F1 Hybrid

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

The Christmas prep is in full swing #gyo sprouts, potatoes butternut squash carrots parsnips! Have a very happy Christmas all you fabby Gardentaggers! It’s been a lovely year of hilarious posts and gorgeous #gtmeetups that enhanced a year of ups and downs in a way you’ll never know. Thank you everyone 😘😘😘 #nightbeforechristmas

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pelly

Merry Christmas Carole, have a fabulous one. 😘🎅

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brightcolours

Super pic Carole! Here’s to more #gtmeetups in 2018. Merry Christmas. Xx

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brightcolours

#brusselsprouts #nightbeforechristmas #christmas

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daisy-jane

Nothing beats fresh veggies Hun, wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas too and looking forward to 2018 with all our amazing g'tags friends 😘🎅🎄🎁✨🎉👍

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bigemrg

Ooh, they look delicious! My mouth is now watering in anticipation for tomorrow's food bonanza! 😀

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hayleyaj

Enjoy Carole! 😘🥂🎄🎅🏻

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jacaranda

Love your comment, Carole 😘 No matter what happens in the world, or to each of us personally, there’s always a post on GardenTags that will make us smile or in some cases ( @scaryskates ) make us laugh out loud 🤣🤣🤣 Long may this app continue to keep us entertained, informed and together @ukgardentags 😍😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @pelly 😘 absolutely @brightcolours queen of the hashtag and the most air miles for a meet up! Thank you @daisy-jane you are so right the flavour is so much better! @bigemrg 😂😂😂 think we may have to walk the dogs after we’ve eaten all those sprouts 💨😱 will do @hayleyaj and you 😘 and here here @jacaranda who’d have thought something we joined to catalogue our plants would have built to such a heartwarming family (complete with crazy uncles, favourite aunties and super siblings)

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hayleyaj

It an amazing eclectic mix of fab people from all walks of life and different gardening level experience! The best thing ever! And I made some amazing friends along the way too. ❤️❤️

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Keely

Happy Christmas Carole 🍾🌲🎅

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rachelbrooks

They look delish! Have a fantastic Christmas with your wonderful family. Have loved our crazy meets this year! Here’s to many more next year! 😘

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carolecuttingitfine

Couldn't resist pinching a few #sprouts off the bottom of the stalks when I was taking the yellow leaves off - never too early in the season to eat sprouts 💚💚💚

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charlotte

Oooo yum. My favourite vegetable

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linfoster

Mine are just about ready so I’ll be having some for the weekend roast 😋😋 yours look fabulous, enjoy

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carolecuttingitfine

Mine too @charlotte along with savoy, butternut squash, sweetcorn, peas... oh the list goes on 😂 thanks @linfoster 😊I know we are supposed to wait for a frost but I'm impatient 😂hope you are on the mend now 😘

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angiecrazycatlady

My mum used to threaten to eat my pudding if I didn't eat my sprouts. I couldn't eat them for a long time after 😂😂 but now I like them again 😊

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linfoster

Yes a frost on them is best but like you said we need to have a taste first 😋😋

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carolecuttingitfine

My mum was like that with me and potatoes @angiecrazycatlady throwing up soon sorted that out! She never made me eat them again 😂😂😂 still can't eat them!

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angiecrazycatlady

You don't eat potatoes??? I can't imagine life without roast potatoes or chips or cheesy mash 😂

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scaryskates

Much tastier when you cook them Carole 😉

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh it's quite enjoyable with out @angiecrazycatlady 😂😂but I grow and cook them for the rest of the family.. oh @scaryskates I like then al dente 😂😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Hope you don’t find it too windy tonight Carole..💨💨

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carolecuttingitfine

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom yes definitely high winds forecasted in the south west tonight 😂😂

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carolecuttingitfine

I've got baby #brusselsprouts 💚💚💚

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charlotte

Yay. My favourite veg. Let me know when they are ready and I will do some quality control.

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carolecuttingitfine

Mine too @charlotte 💚 I've got about 24 plants so there should be enough for a bit of quality control 😂

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jpea

Is it too early to put them on for Christmas? 😂😂😂

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carolecuttingitfine

I like to wait until at least Halloween 👻 @jpea 😂

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juliesgarden

My favourite 😋😋😋

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pottybird42

Yummy in my tummy, I love sprouts !!

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carolecuttingitfine

First of the #sprouts for supper!! I know you are supposed to wait for a frost but these lower ones were getting too big to leave 😉

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sylvietee

Love sprouts,yummy.

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greenfinger14

Me too mmm 🙂

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carolecuttingitfine

Omg first time I've grown them @greenfinger14 and @sylvietee and they were DELICIOUS 😋😋

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beckers1974

I've never been able to eat them, turn my stomach - except when I was expecting Ethan, I'd eat them raw, by the tonne!

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carolecuttingitfine

@beckers1974 really? That's funny! I could only eat fish finger sandwiches and drink milk for 9 months! All four children have really strong teeth after all that calcium! 😂😂 so what effect has you eating sprouts had on Ethan 😂😂😂 💨

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beckers1974

😂😂😂 he was a real trumpet trousers when he was a baby!

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juliesgarden

😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Ooh love sprouts! A much maligned veg! And I am now craving a fish finger sandwich (I am definitely not pregnant! 😳) 😂

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beckers1974

😂😂😂

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lexijane

I luuuuurve brussels!! Winter veg is just the best 👌🏼👍🏼

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donnaandrew

Ooh... I'm thinking Christmas dinner! Love sprouts! ❤️

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carolecuttingitfine

Baby #sprouts 😂😂😂 that's Christmas dinner sorted!?

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clickchick

Fantastic yummy 🎅😀

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juliesgarden

Oh yummy my favourite 😋😋

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carolecuttingitfine

Mine too @juliesgarden - we have a sprout challenge to see who can eat the most! 😂😂

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juliesgarden

😂😂😂

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