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brussel sprouts how to grow & harvest



Well you needed to start growing them in spring and harvest time is roughly December to February. Not really sure what you are asking guest.

5 Oct, 2010


Like most members of the cabbage family, they like well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil, at least 6 hours of direct sun a day, better full sun, regular watering in dry spells, and occasional feeding with organic plant foods. Although the plants need adequate nitrogen to bear well, chemical fertilizers can give the sprouts a strong, rank flavor from too much nitrogen. As Moon_grower says, plant out in spring, and don't expect sprouts until late fall at the earliest. They are supposed to taste better after some frost, but I wouldn't know about that personally, here in southern Arizona!

6 Oct, 2010


I'd never pick brussels sprouts until they had been frosted.

6 Oct, 2010


I don't really get a choice, here, as some years we don't get frost at all--they don't really taste bad. I have had them from higher elevations, though, and those definitely tasted better. Both beat the grocery store ones hollow.

6 Oct, 2010

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