Thursday, October 13, 2011
Decapitating the Brussels Sprout Plants
This is my first year growing Brussels sprouts and I have to admit, I'm a bit perplexed. My two plants (the only two that recovered from the groundhog assaults) are about 3 feet tall right now but the sprouts are still rather tiny. I thought I read somewhere that you can cut off the tops of the plants to encourage the sprouts to grow faster. It was worth a shot. Does anyone know if this actually works?
Generally, you can harvest Brussels sprouts well into December in our zone 6 climate. Hopefully there's still enough warmth left in the fall growing season to provide us with a harvest.