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Poor OL Hope your ankle is okay.
Join the 'no veg' club! I've given up on onions, beet root, potatoes, sweet corn and assorted greens for various reasons
Grow flowers instead- they're lovely
Oh also cucumbers, horned melon, pumpkins, tomatoes and gourd. Nearly forgot those disasters!
I've given up on brassicas too. Like you say, they are just too high maintenance, with netting, staking, liming soil, taking up a lot of room etc. And then they bolt or get eaten by pests, or in the case of my sprouts, were the size of peas and not worth the effort picking!
Oh and courgettes - they grew but weren't much fun.
So should I leave the sprouts in then? I was going to pull them up, like I said I haven't checked properly and can't go out and take pics tonight and maybe not even tomorrow (stupid me!).
The broccoli has bolted but I knew that a couple of weeks ago and have just been cutting off the shoots beforehand flowered, so at least we have had some benefit from it.
Most of the other things I'm growing are doing ok, not amazing but ok. In all honesty I think I just grew too much especially for a newbie, but I didn't mean to, it was sort of an accident because I didn't know what I was doing
Leave the sprouts , I had a similar problem last year and I just left them and had some great sprouts for Christmas , worth a try
With the Brocoli if you cut off the flowers you might get some side shoots that are eatable again worth a try
Best of luck
Ok, I'll leave them both, have a look at the netting which obviously isn't working at the moment, have a good look for caterpillars and see what happens. Thank you, I feel a tiny but more positive now.