I was excited about my large new raised beds. It was late in the fall, around November, but I planted some test seeds anyway. One of the things I planted was brussel sprouts. Currently, mid-March, they are quite tall, but attempting to flower. I have been pinching the flowers. Is there any chance of brussel sprouts this season at all? If not, when is best to plant them? We rarely have freezes in our area, but we do get some frost beginning around January.
Once they have begun flowering, or bolting, the plants are normally no good, at least as far as production goes. Likely they have bolted due to warmer temps, as brussel sprouts require cooler temperatures to head properly. The following article should help with growing these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/brussels-sprouts/how-to-grow-brussel-sprouts.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/brussels-sprouts/brussel-sprouts-produce-loose-leafed-poorly-formed-heads.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm
I accidently left my brussel sprout, cauliflower and broccoli transplants outside last night and it frosted. They are in 8-pack flats and I was attempting to harden them. Should I worry about them budding, that is, developing small fruits? I have limited time and resources and do not want to waste my time if they will not develop properly.
Being cole crops, a light frost should not cause too much damage. If it was a hard frost and there is noticeable damage to the plants, then it would be iffy. That said, if they look ok and were not exposed too long to too much frost, then your plants should be ok. I would remain vigilent about their continual exposure to these elements, however. You can always cover them over night if frost is expected, move them to a sheltered location (like a garage or carport) or bring them back inside.
Can you sprout brussels sprouts from ones you get in grocery store?
No, it is not possible to grow them this way. Those heads grow attached to a long stalk and they cannot regrow that stalk after they have been removed.
My brussel sprouts are growing well but have large tall stocks with hundreds of tiny yellow flowers. What am I doing wrong? Am I to cut off the stocks of flowers? They are about 3 feet tall.
It sounds as if the plant has bolted and is probably not very tasty anymore. Crops like this need to be harvested before they bolt. To keep plants that are prone to bolting, they need to keep their soil cool. Mulch helps. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm
This is my first garden. My brussel sprouts have large leaves growing out from the stalk. The sprouts are attached to the stalk. Are the big leaves OK to eat?
Yes, they are edible. If you google "brussel sprout leaves" you'll find lots of recipes.
Beautiful, tall, leafy plants but no signs of baby sprouts - other half is perfect!!
I would guess that the ones that aren't fruiting are a different variety, with different maturation time. Be patient, hopefully you will see results soon.
We tried to grow brussell sprouts for the 1st time this year. The plant grew nicely but the sprouts never got bigger than 1/2 inch. Many being loosely formed. We planted June first. From my understanding we probably had too much heat. I was wondering if you could tell me when would be the best time to plant.
These articles should help you find a solution: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/brussels-sprouts/how-to-grow-brussel-sprouts.htm