Brussels Sprouts

18 Oct

No, those are not my Brussels sprouts.

I planted four plants in my garden this spring, and they’ve grown to mammoth proportions, taking over more room than I thought they would. But so far, the plants haven’t produced one sprout. They just recently — in the past week or two — began to develop teeny, tiny sprouts in the crooks of the branches.

Then, this morning in the paper, I read this article.

I also got an email from my mother-in-law yesterday, telling me that Brussels sprouts can actually get sweeter after there’s a frost.

So I’m going to cover my sprouts tonight, and leave them covered until Thursday, and hope for those sweet sprouts as promised.

Any seasoned gardeners out there have some advice to pass along?

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2 Responses to “Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Deborah Trivitt October 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Brussels Sprouts are a cool weather/hardy plant. I say cover them and see how many you can get. I’d pick the tender produce (tomatoes and peppers). Wenninghoff’s has some spectacular cabbage and sprouts. Ask them what they do!

  2. Bonnie Sibert October 19, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Enjoyed your article. My Sarah loves brussel sprouts and they have become a family tradition at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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