Our sprouts are doing rather well (see pic). At the top are cabbage-size growths. Is all this greenery edible (leaves and centres). Sure seems a shame to waste it.
What causes black spots on brussel sprout leaves . Starts at the bottom leaves and works it's way up.
For the second year my sprout plants have all bolted grown really large and the young sprouts have all bursted open what could be the cause?
I was thinking of growing brussels sprouts again this year despite the disaster with pests I had 2 years ago. In short, every bug known to man attacked my crop which put me right off planting them again.My plan this year is to start the brussel sprouts off in the glasshouse (as before) and when I plant them out, l was going to cover the plants with that light white fleece to keep the pests off. My questions are simple in that (i) will the fleece protect my crop from the usual pests & (ii) will the fleece do any damage or stunt the growth of the crop?
About 3 rows out from hedge all bassicas are being cut off at ground level, I think it might be cutworm, but the plants are feft lying there and are not being eaten. Would cardboard circular cutouts at ground level stop this mayhem ?
I bought 4" tall local Brussel sprout plants but am unsure when to put in ground since it has been so chilly here in Zone 8 East, NC. When would be best and what do I do with them in the meantime?
I am having problems with my sprouts in my allotment. They have lost a lot leaves (spotted first and fell). They are like minature loose cabbages. They fall apart when I remove from stalk. Any ideas?
It is obviously too late now to save my Brussels sprouts and broccoli from the ravages of caterpillars. We used netting, but it was apparently not a fine enough mesh. But what about next year? I do NOT want to use the insecticides you suggest... a bit surprised that you did! Am always concerned about any poisons with food - but also fear their effects on non-target species... and the birds etc. which eat the larvae.