My Brussels sprout plants are getting too wide. May I trim off the leaves of the plant? They are invading my other rows and making it hard to harvest.
Trimming Brussels Sprout Leaves
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It is generally not advisable to cut back the leaves, as this may reduce crop production and open the plant up to pests or disease. If it is becoming too much of a problem, however, you can go ahead an take out a few of the most bothersome leaves.