Hi, The last 2 years, I have grown brussel sprouts and the plants look great...

Asked January 30, 2015, 3:37 PM EST

Hi, The last 2 years, I have grown brussel sprouts and the plants look great but never actually made the brussel sprouts. I started seeds indoors on April 1 and translated to my garden in a cold-frame on April 28. The plant was happy and healthy all year and I left it in the garden until the first killing frost, no signs of any sprouts forming. It was a 100 day variety, but it was in the garden for 150+ days. Can you please let me know what I need to do differently to get them to make sprouts. Thanks!

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

I am giving you links to a couple pages. The first one is our publication on growing cole crops, which includes brussels sprouts. Perhaps you will find a clue in that information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/growing-cole-crops-in-minnesota-home-gard... It gives directions on what to do when you start to see sprouts on the stem. The second link is to Burpee's catalog which has a 78 day seed. Perhaps that also would work better. http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/brussel-sprouts/ Good luck.