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Avoiding Loose-Leafed Brussels Sprouts

By bitbit
January 7, 2014

Sometimes your Brussels sprouts form loose, leafy heads instead of the tight ones you expect. Why does that happen, and how can you prevent it?

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Name: Rita
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Jan 6, 2014 6:26 PM CST
One of my favorite veggies although I mostly buy them in the store instead of growing my own. I would have never realized that they needed compacted soil. Just the opposite of the advice usually given for ones veggie growing.
Name: Caroline Scott
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Jan 6, 2014 7:37 PM CST
Thanks for the tip! on growing Brussel Sprouts.
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Jan 7, 2014 8:09 AM CST
It is the opposite of most veggies, very counter-intuitive. The plants were productive on my sandy soil, but never formed good, tight sprouts until I did some research and found out about this.
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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Jan 7, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Great information---I never knew this! Thanks for the great tip.

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