The Complete Gardener's Guide ,

Materials Needed

  • Brussels sprouts plants
  • garden shovel
  • sharp knife

Step 1: Plant the Sprouts

Firm the soil around new plants to help support the tall stems as they grow. Attach plant collars to protect against cabbage root fly.

Step 2: Add Support

Support the plants as they grow by earthing up with soil. In more exposed areas, insert canes or stakes to prevent plants from being rocked by the wind.

Step 3: Harvest the Sprouts

Use a sharp knife to harvest the sprouts, or twist them off with your fingers. Cut sprouts soon spoil, so only harvest when needed. Cut stems last several days.

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