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Post: #280618 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:23 am

Just read a BBC news item about a man who is pushing a sprout up Snowdon with his nose, all for charity of course.
The man's an idiot, but an idiot who's heart is in the right place, so good for him.

But, I have a question that (of course) the BBC don't comment on, where do you get sprouts in Wales in July ?
I know that sprouts are NOT a gourmet vegetable, but do UK supermarkets really import sprouts all summer ?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cove ... e-28567227
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:03 am

Tony,they probably import them all winter.

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Post: #280621 Green Aura
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:20 am

I was only thinking, a couple of weeks ago, that T***o are still selling sprouts. I don't ever remember seeing them at this time of year before - having said that I try not to see them, even in the right season. :shaking: :pukeright:

Did you know you can buy tinned brussels sprouts? My gast is totally flabbered. :lol:
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280622 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:24 am

Well yes I can believe that OJ, but the point I'm trying to make is ... do UK supermarkets sell sprouts in summer, and if so, who on earth BUYS sprouts in July ?

GA posted as I was writing that, well given that half the population hate sprouts and the other half only eat them for Christmas dinner, T***o must be stocking them for people to push up mountains with their noses. :lol:
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280625 MKG
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:01 am

Of course, it all begs the question of whether it's possible to push a sprout up a mountain without your nose.
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280630 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:42 am

I would think that after scraping his nose over rocky ground for four days, he will find out, Mike. :crybaby:
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Post: #280649 ina
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:47 pm

Odsox wrote:GA posted as I was writing that, well given that half the population hate sprouts and the other half only eat them for Christmas dinner, T***o must be stocking them for people to push up mountains with their noses. :lol:


Hey hey - I love sprouts, and I certainly don't just eat them for Christmas! But even I wouldn't want them at this time of year.
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Post: #280688 MKG
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:56 am

He cheated!!!

He was wearing a protective face mask which covered his nose. Actually, then, he pushed a sprout up Snowdon using a bit of reinforced plastic. That's like circumnavigating the earth in your underpants - and everything else you'd normally wear too.

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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280727 doofaloofa
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:11 pm

Sprout sare hard to grow

At least i am crap at growing sprouts
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280736 Odsox
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:41 am

doofaloofa wrote:Sprouts are hard to grow

Nah, t'is easy. :lol:

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The problem with me is I grow intensively, only I tend to grow far TOO intensively.
Heaven knows how I'm going to get in there to pick them.
One day I'll learn (doubtful)
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Post: #280743 doofaloofa
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:17 pm

I can grow the plants well enogh, but the sprouts are very dissapointing
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280744 Zech
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:23 pm

doofaloofa wrote:I can grow the plants well enogh, but the sprouts are very dissapointing

It's not you, that's just sprouts :wink:
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post: #280745 doofaloofa
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:31 pm

i am also quite dissapointing

According to my mother at any rate
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