Never thought I'd grow em

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:05 Aug 2023

Blog Type:Vegetables

I never thought I'd grow em...
As a boy they made me irate.
For we could never leave the table,
Till there was nothing on the plate.
My parents boiled them in a pot,
Gave me a plate with them laid on it.
I'd peg my nose, use heaps of sauce
In order not to vomit!
But now I know, it was how they were cooked..
The veges are not to blame.
Fried with bacon and a little butter,
The do not taste the same.
Haven loves them, can't get enough,
For her they are a winner.
She's even asked if we can have...
Some for her birthday dinner.
It's exciting now to see them form,
I must admit I had my doubts.
Won't be long till the harvest is ready,
And we are eating fresh brussel sprouts!
Never thought I'd grow em