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Anonymous added on December 11, 2014 | Answered

Why have my plants not formed sprouts on the stalks? They only have a cluster at the top, and are about 18 inches tall.

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Answered on December 11, 2014

They don't develop heads for the same reason they bolt, which is normally heat. In addition, there may be too much nitrogen in the soil, which is focusing more leafy growth. Adding additional phosphorus (like bone meal) may help offset this and aid in head development. This article may also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/brussels-sprouts/brussel-sprouts-produce-loose-leafed-poorly-formed-heads.htm

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