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.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving brussels sprout harvest

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For Thanksgiving, I harvested my first ever crop of Brussels sprouts. They were tiny, the size of marbles. And not very many of them. We added some store bought sprouts and my sister made a nice dish of them for our feast day.

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Blogger jennifer_f said...

What kinds of sprouts did you grow? I'm in Kennebunk, ME, so nearly the same zone as you. I haven't had much luck getting size on my plants. Thinking of trying Long Island Improved or Nautic (from Johnny's) this next season.

December 03, 2012 9:12 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I didn't look a the variety. I bought the seedlings at Mahoney's (Winchester MA) in mid August.

Some of the gardeners at our community gardens grow great big Brussels sprouts. I'll see if I can find out their variety. It seems to me that they plant a lot earlier than I did. As I remember, they have big plants and are starting to harvest already by mid August. The plants grow to giants by winter and they keep producing.

December 03, 2012 9:38 PM

Blogger icebear said...

Yes, please find out what your community-mates are growing. I've never had much luck myself. (I'm in the Lewiston, Maine area). I think i haven't found the right variety yet and i probably don't start them early enough...

December 04, 2012 10:29 AM


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