When the tiny heads are firm, green, and 1 to 2 inches in diameter, they are ready for harvest. Pull the sprout away from the plant by twisting them. The plant continues to grow upward as you remove the lower sprout, so you can remove the leaves as well.

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What time of year are brussel sprouts ready to harvest?

After the first few frosts in the fall is when the best time to harvest brussels sprout. If you allow frost to touch the plant, it will make your crops sweeter and more delicious.

How many times can you harvest brussel sprouts?

The first year is when they grow food and the second year is when they grow flowers. If you want to keep the plant alive, you will need to harvest the flowers. Sprouts are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. They are also rich in Vitamin B-6, which is important for the development of the brain and nervous system.

Should I cut the leaves off my brussel sprouts?

The sprouts are ready to harvest when the heads are 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm.) across, firm, and green. This is also when to prune the leaves of Brussels sprouts, as you remove the lower sprouts. Remove any leaves that are yellow to allow the plant to use all of its energy to produce new sprout.

The first step in pruning is to cut off any branches that are too long. The longer the branches, the more difficult it will be to remove them. If you have a large garden, you may be able to get away with cutting off only a few branches at a time. However, if your garden is small, it may not be possible to do this.

You may have to trim the entire plant down to a manageable size before you can cut it back to the length you want. Once you’ve trimmed off all of the excess foliage, cut back the remaining branches to 1/2 to 3/4 inch (1-1.25 cm.). This will allow you to keep the plants in a more natural state.

Why are my brussel sprouts leaves curling?

Many cabbage aphids also cause the leaves of Brussels sprouts to curl over them, making insecticides ineffective. The natural predator will kill the aphids, but they will not eat the cabbage leaves. Cabbage aphid infestations can be controlled by spraying the plants with a natural insecticide, such as diazinon or imidacloprid. If the infestation is severe, you may need to treat the entire plant with the pesticide.

How tall do brussel sprouts grow?

Brussels sprout plants can reach heights of 2 to 3 feet so plan accordingly. To allow for more sunlight on the stalks and to focus plant growth, remove the leaves at the bottom of the plant.

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