[Market-farming] Topping Brussels Sprouts "Early"

SaladG at aol.com SaladG at aol.com
Thu Aug 18 22:15:35 EDT 2011

Ben we start topping on the 4th of July every year, giving us spouts by the 
 first of August, or if it rains we will start getting big enough sprouts 
by mid  July.  This year it didn't work quite as well, but we have been 
picking for  two weeks now, about 200# a week.
_Phil from Iowa  

In a message dated 8/18/2011 7:35:09 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
grizzdover at gmail.com writes:

Hello All,
In the past I have topped plants when the lowest  sprouts are 3/4 desired 
size and the plants have been around 3 ft. tall ,  which I should do a couple 
weeks from now.  The plants this year are  not nearly as tall nor are the 
sprouts really sized up like they "should" for  this time of year.  I'm 
thinking of topping the plants now in the hopes  that the formed sprouts will 
size up before our CSA deliveries are over.   Has anyone done something like 
this before?  
I realize this is a very busy time of year so greatly  appreciate any 
Ben Saunders
Turtle Farm
Granger, Iowa

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