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ie: Brussels Sprouts and Cabbages
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Brussels sprouts

Post by divingbrit » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:30 pm

Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts were first recorded as a spontaneous sport from a cabbage plant found in the Brussels region of Belgium around 1750. A stalwart among winter vegetables in cool temperate climates, they taste much better when harvested from the garden after being frosted than when bought from the shop.
From mid May to early June, when the young plants are 10-15cm (4-6in) high and have seven true leaves, transplant to their growing positions, leaving 60cm (2ft) between plants and 75cm (2½ft) between rows. Before planting, water plants well and water well again after transplanting.

Choose a sheltered, sunny site, protected from strong winds.

Any garden soil in full sun is suitable. Add up to two bucketfuls of well-rotted manure per square metre, and before planting or sowing add 150g (5oz) per square metre/yard of Growmore or other general purpose fertiliser.

Water every 10-14 days in periods of dry weather. Plants benefit from a top-dressing of high nitrogen fertiliser such as dried poultry manure pellets at 150g (5oz) per square metre/yard in July.

Mound soil around the base in September to support the plants.
Early varieties can be harvested from August. Start from the lowest sprouts, when they are tightly closed, firm and the size of a walnut. Snap them off with a sharp downward tug. The flavour is improved once the sprouts have been frosted. At the end of the season the sprout tops can be harvested and eaten. [attachment=0]sprouts.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Brussels sprouts

Post by Lynn » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:18 pm

Please do not forget...............Brussel 'tops' look like the Brussel opened are VERY tasty! Nicer than cabbage :D

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Re: Brussels sprouts

Post by divingbrit » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:28 pm

Not Planned to grow
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