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My sprouts seems to be unravelling?

  • My sprouts  seems to be unravelling?
  • My sprouts  seems to be unravelling?
  • My sprouts  seems to be unravelling?
  • My sprouts  seems to be unravelling?

What's wrong with my Brussel sprouts? They seems to be unravelling. Anyone else have the same problem? Help.

Comments (6)

  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Charlie,

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "unravelling" - do you mean that the leaves on each individual sprout are opening? If you had a photo, that would be helpful...

  2. Grower

    Charlie Dale

    yes that what I mean yes I'm now going to put photo up

  3. Grower

    Charlie Dale

    photos up now

  4. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    The phrase "Feed me, Seymour!" comes to mind - not because they need feeding, but because they look like maneaters!

    I'm not a sprouts expert, so there might be better advice appearing here over the next day or two, but some internet research suggests that either they've been planted out a bit early - the sprouts "fluff up" like this if the weather is too warm for them - or they were not planted firmly enough, apparently wind rock can cause the little sprouts to "blow out", although I must admit, I can't see how that would affect the sprouts!

    Apparently they are still perfectly edible, you could shred and stir-fry them instead of boiling them....

  5. Grower

    Charlie Dale

    ok thankyou for advice.

  6. Grower

    Bill James

    To avoid "blowing" brussels sprouts need to be planted in very firm soil. The best and tightest sprouts come from plants where you need a crow-bar to make the hole! It is best if you do not dig the soil before planting that year but just put manure or compost on top of the soil and plant through it.


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