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Growing Brussels Sprouts

November 11, 2015

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I’ll be planting Brussels sprouts soon. The weather is perfect for the brassicas now–warm, sunny days and cool nights.

Two years ago I did a major review on Planting, Growing and Harvesting Brussels Sprouts.  

I needed a refresher on growing Brussels sprouts so I went to my most reliable garden sources–books and online–to summarize what the experts recommend.

It’s been about twenty years since I grew Brussels sprouts in my garden. In the past, I contended with aphids and Santa Ana conditions (hot and windy) as I recall; that’s probably why I haven’t grown them since. It also can be hard to find transplants in nurseries. Read more

And since my post, Barbara Pleasant at GrowVeg.com gave her seasoned advice on Growing Brussels Sprouts.

If you’re thinking about growing Brussels sprouts in your fall-winter garden, don’t wait too long–they seem to do better with an early start.

Brussels sprouts in my garden, spring 2014.

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