Brussel Sprouts - Knowledgebase Question

Rochester Hills, MI
Question by spcholewczyn
June 1, 2005
My plants are flimsy and tipping over, even though thier leaves are nice and growing quickly. the stem seems to be thin and cannot support the plant, is there anything i can do to fix this? Maybe staking the plant?

Answer from NGA
June 1, 2005


You could try staking them but there must be a reason they are growing so weakly. They will need full sun and a good rich soil, but you would not want to oversupply them with nitrogen. You may find that they are weakened by heat as the days get hotter -- they are really cool season growers so make a better fall crop than spring.

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