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    I just have to ask: why was growing Brussels sprouts a BIG mistake? If it's because of the windy site (), you can stake them to give them more support.

    Anyway, veggiechicken gave a good rundown. I've nothing to add either, except that some plants, like onions, tell you when it's time to harvest them because the leaves die. Others, like lettuce, tell you you've left it a bit late by sticking up a flower head. I pick leeks when I think they're big enough!

    Also just wanted to add my hello. If there's any veg in particular you want to know about, someone on here is bound to have the answer.

    Good luck.
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    Welcome to the vine Aunty.

    You've probably managed a first, since we all seem to agree! Normally you ask a question and get 6 different answers, but that's gardening for you. Don't worry if you make mistakes with things - everyone does, and there is always next year.
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    Hello Aunty, welcome to the vine. I'm relatively new too but one thing I'm learning from many questions I've seen and posted myself on the vine is that you should just give things a try and see what happens. It won't take you long to see what works and doesn't grow in your environment.

    Kind Regards.........Rob
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    Hi and welcome!
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    Hello and welcome from me too - am also curious, why were the brussels a mistake?
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    Hi and welcome to the madhouse, I'm another one that wants to know why sprouts are a big mistake! Sprouts are like puppies they are not just for Christmas
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    Go my odd!!!!!

    veggiechicken, Mr Bones, Jungle Jane, Jay-ell, Bren in Pots (my mum-in-law is a Brenda), Nannysally99, Snoop Puss, Penellype, Dynamite, SarissUK, sparrow100, Cadalot -

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! (apologies for shouting)

    You guys are complete superstars. I'm so honoured to be able to be a part of such a grand community.

    Also it's people like you that make gardening fun.

    I wish I could have you all round for a drink. Or a cuppa, whatever's your pref.

    Maybe I should change my name to just 'Social'

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    Thumbs up :oD

    Snoop Puss, sparrow100 and Cadalot,

    Actually, I *adore* sprouts, have them all year round: could eat them for pudding.

    BUT.

    It's not only the high winds on our short mountain - all the plants were staked, but lost several leaves - but the caterpillars! Eugh! It's all I can do to face the slugs & snails (I'm very squeamish & have been using plastic gloves to squish the sprout-monsters).

    I've also tried growing cabbage (January King) without success.

    Cadalot: can't wait to read your Man V. Slug blog. We've invented a new game: Snail Cricket. My husband bowls them into the farmer's field. Score at present: 21 not out.

    Again, I am looking forward to being a part of this great community. Thanks, everybody, for such a warm welcome.

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