Can I Grow Brussel Sprouts?
Brussels sprouts are relatively easy to grow and take up little space in
the garden. They must be started indoors 4 weeks before your last frost
date. This is a long season crop - planted in spring for a fall harvest.
Brussel Sprout History
Grown for centuries but popularized by Thomas Jefferson, who introduced
Brussels sprouts to America in the early 1800's.
What Is Better? Brussel Sprout Seeds or Plants?
Brussels sprouts must be started indoors 4 weeks before your last frost
date. This is a long season crop, planted in spring for a fall harvest.
How Do I Culivate Brussel Sprouts?
Brussels sprouts like well nourished soils.
Brussel Sprout Growing Tips
Plant the sprouts 2 feet apart in rows 3 feet apart. Provide at least an
inch of water per week.
Brussel Sprout Insects & Diseases
Sometimes susceptible to the same pests and diseases as other cabbage family
members - so avoid planting Brussels sprouts or any of their relatives
in the same spot each year.
Brussel Sprout Harvesting Tips
Wait until after your first frost to begin the Brussels sprout harvest.
This "frosting" improves the flavor and sweetness. To harvest, simply
twist the sprouts off the stem, gathering only as many as you need at
one time. The remaining sprouts will keep on the plants through part
of the winter. You can even pick Brussels sprouts when there's snow
on the ground.
Burssel Sprout Recipes & Storage
Brussels sprouts are tasty both raw and cooked. Steaming and boiling are
the favorite of most gardeners. Sprouts keep in the refrigerator for
up to 3 weeks.
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