Brussel sprouts - Knowledgebase Question

Mokene, Il
Question by jeanine841
August 19, 2009
I had a terriable time growing brussel sprouts.How do they grow and how do they look while growing?


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Answer from NGA
August 19, 2009

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Brussels sprouts grow best in cool weather and should be planted in very early spring or very late summer so they can grow and mature in the cooler temperatures. Brussels Sprouts plants will grow 2-3 foot stems, and the mini-cabbages will form along the stem, under the foliage. Additional leaves will develop underneath the sprouts. It's okay to remove the leaves below the sprouts to give the sprouts more room to grow, but don't remove the leaves until they turn yellow. You can begin harvesting sprouts from the bottom of the plant up, as they mature. If you pinch off the tops of the plants, it will force the sprouts to mature a little faster. Hope this answers your question!

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