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Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Brussels, Vegetables | 5 comments

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts  **Brussels Sprouts are the ultimate late-weather crop because their flavor is improved from a bit of frost. It is best, then, to plan it so that the plants are mature when the days are still warm but night frosts have just begun. You can pick Brussels sprouts throughout the fall and even in the winter. **The mature plant looks like a little palm tree with big floppy leaves on top and little round sprouts growing up and down the trunk. Each plant should give you about one quart of sprouts, which freeze well.   Position: **Grow Brussels sprouts in a sunny, well-drained spot. This plant takes a long time to mature, so give it a spot in your garden for an entire season. If your garden plot is small/crowded, you can plant small or early crops between the rows of Brussels sprouts. **If it is possible, plant your sprouts in a location that gets plenty of sun but that is also protected from the...

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