This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

brussels sprouts

brussels sprouts 10-26-12 008 October 26
brussels sprouts - oct 18
October 18
brussels sprouts 10-13
October 13
I am growing Brussels sprouts for the first time. Maybe I planted too late. Maybe not .... My sister has a recipe that she would like to make us for Thanksgiving. I am hoping these will keep growing and give us a nice harvest by Nov 22 - 4 weeks away.



Blogger Jezibels ~ said...

My Brussel Sprouts look identical to yours, Im in Chicago, I thought that I had planted them too late also. I recently went to the Chicago Botanic Gardens and saw their magnificent veg gardens, their BS were huge and they were trimming off the very top leaves, Im going to try this approach and see if allowing more light down the shaft of the plant yields the sprouts to form better.

October 27, 2012 12:01 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Hi Kathy, some of ours are small some so small I don't expect they will come to anything. Not enough sun at the right time. Still you can eat the leaf, it's tastey.
Marian (London UK)

October 30, 2012 4:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the brussel sprout photo - now there's a vegetable I've NEVER planted. How tall does the plant grow?

I've been successful with quite a lot of other veggies and this year's crop of broad beans is the best ever! Can't wait for them to mature for a meal or two.

October 31, 2012 11:32 AM


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