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Old 26-04-2006, 02:02 AM posted to rec.gardens
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The brussel sprouts we planted last fall are now around 3 feet tall and
covered with yellow blooms, but no sprouts for eating. Haven't grown
these before....will they just go to seed now, or are the sprouts still
to come?
This is southeast US Zone 7.
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Default brussel sprouts blooming but no edible sprouts

ncstockguy wrote:
The brussel sprouts we planted last fall are now around 3 feet tall and
covered with yellow blooms, but no sprouts for eating. Haven't grown
these before....will they just go to seed now, or are the sprouts still
to come?
This is southeast US Zone 7.
Thanks

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Brussel sprouts or broccoli? If brussel sprouts too late, but I
guess if it isn't a hybrid, you could let it go to seed and save them.
If broccoli, keep cutting off any flowering buds and you may be able
to get some new (small) side shoots to pick.

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Old 26-04-2006, 05:26 PM posted to rec.gardens
 
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Nope, once Brussels Sprouts or Cabbage bolts (goes to seed) it is done
except for producing seed. If you planted it last fall, it should have
headed in late fall early winter. I usually pinch the tops off mine
around Thanksgiving. Seems to give extra size to to the sprouts, which
get large enough (bottom ones ) to harvest at Christmas. Since you eat
the seed heads on broccoli, Bolting is not a major problem. Just cut it
before it flowers.

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