21 February 2014

NaHaiWriMo prompt: Brussels sprouts

allotment committee
all their neat rows
of traditional veg

Christmas dinner
again I end up
with all the sprouts

I struggled with this prompt, hence the poor quality of the haiku. Apologies!

The first one stems from the fact that I have an allotment plot. I have it to keep me active, to be honest and it gets me out in the fresh air. It's also behind my house, so it's very handy.

Almost everyone else on the allotment is of retirement age, and they seem to get through a lot of turnips and cabbage, and sprouts too. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, but it seems rather boring to me. This year I have a greenhouse, so I'll be experimenting with peppers and aubergines.

Normally I specialise in dandelions and nettles, of course.

I do like sprouts, though, Christmas dinner is annually the point where everyone else decides they no longer like them.

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