- 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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