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Post  Windsor.Parker on 6/26/2012, 11:35 am

I've read that the leaves are edible.
I see many sprouts forming on the stalks.
When can the voluminous leaves be removed?
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Post  cheyannarach on 7/10/2012, 6:02 pm

I'm not sure but your brussels are beautiful! This seems like a good question for Walshevek!
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Post  southern gardener on 7/10/2012, 6:40 pm

wow!! healthy looking for SURE! congrats! I usually just pull "down" on the stalk near the main stem, and it snaps right off.
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Post  camprn on 7/10/2012, 6:43 pm

Yeah, I just snap off some of the very bottom leaves near the stalk. The older ones go into the compost, the more tender ones are edible.

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Post  plantoid on 7/10/2012, 7:15 pm

Come end of the sprouts . The tops can be eaten when lightly boiled and smeared with a bit of butter and a shake or two of pepper.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/16/2012, 4:23 pm

will my brossel sprouts make sprouts now that its starting to flower?

the two plants



starting to flower on top Shocked




the stock of the plant.....it looks like its going to make sprouts....



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Post  camprn on 7/16/2012, 4:39 pm

An excellent question!!

Break off the top now to remove the flower. This will force the lower growth where the sprouts are.


You could also give them a light sprinkle of dried blood around the roots, the nitrogen will boost the foliage growth. Remember, a little goes a long way. Wink

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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/16/2012, 5:13 pm

thanks camprn!!....we have blood meal....going to do that today Very Happy

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Post  Pepper on 4/24/2013, 3:54 am

When is it advised to start removing the lower leaves?
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Post  plantoid on 4/24/2013, 6:01 am

They usually fall of their own accord , first they go a bit yellow ,then droop ,then fall leaving the sprouts for you to harvest from the bottom up , as the plant grows the effect will move up the growing stem .
Though to prevent the harbouring of pest insects it's best to gather the fallen leaves & out them to compost , some folk snip off the leaf close to the stalk once it turns yellowish
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Post  walshevak on 4/24/2013, 4:10 pm

@cheyannarach wrote:I'm not sure but your brussels are beautiful! This seems like a good question for Walshevek!

Sorry, I've never grown brussel sprouts. Sad

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Post  jazzycat on 4/24/2013, 11:30 pm

hmmm, I just might have to grow me a brussel sprout tree. Very Happy That plant looks amazing, and I love brussel sprouts. How long do they take to mature like that?

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Post  camprn on 4/25/2013, 7:08 am

Mine usually take 4 or more months.

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Post  plantoid on 4/25/2013, 11:32 am

I forgot to add...
Iif you remove too many big leaves on a stalk before they are naturally ready to drop the sprouts tend to open up ( become blown ) and take the place of the big leaves in doing what the big leaves would normally do .
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Post  Unmutual on 4/25/2013, 12:02 pm

A neighbor of mine took all my Brussels sprout leaves and cooked them as mustard greens(along with cauliflower and broccoli leaves. They're all in the same family and taste the same, at least according to her).

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