At least he didn't think he ought to, since the ones he was familiar with as a lad came in frozen packages from the supermarket.
But Reggie has since learned that Brussels sprouts and lima beans are rather marvelous vegetables, now that he has become accustomed to eating them fresh from the earth.
This weekend saw the reappearance of Brussels sprouts at the farmers market in the nearby town to Darlington House. We bought a stalk of them, where each sprout was no larger than the size of a quarter, if that.
I do so adore the bounty of the seasons, don't you, Dear Reader?
Photographs by Boy Fenwick and Reggie Darling