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Old 11-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #11
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im even worse at growing carrots than i am at growing brussel sprouts. Each year I try with the same results.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:29 PM   #12
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GRK - I bought Brussels sprouts from a farm stand. The farmer told me not to pick them untill after they freeze once or they will be bitter. Can't verify - Just heard it.

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Old 11-03-2008, 04:07 PM   #13
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GRK - I bought Brussels sprouts from a farm stand. The farmer told me not to pick them untill after they freeze once or they will be bitter. Can't verify - Just heard it.

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Interesting AC, I wouldn't be surprised at all if that were the case
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:25 PM   #14
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I think we got a slight frost already but next year ill definitly test it out.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:29 PM   #15
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I'm still eating celery, parsley, green peppers, carrots, kale, collards, spinach, broccoli and cabbage. I will keep the carrots and spinach over the winter in the ground. The broccoli, kale, collards and cabbage will be good for several more weeks in the garden.

And I have a small boat load of sweet potatoes, onions, potatoes, and apples stored about the house
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Sprouts, cabbage, and Rye.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:39 PM   #17
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I just picked the last five eggplant in the garden this morning and I think there are still about a dozen jalopenos left which I'll pick tommorow.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #18
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GRK - I bought Brussels sprouts from a farm stand. The farmer told me not to pick them untill after they freeze once or they will be bitter. Can't verify - Just heard it.

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I mentioned that in my earlier post. They're not really bitter before hand, but they do get sweeter if the frost hits. I've been growing brussel sprouts for over 10 years and that has always been the case.

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Old 11-03-2008, 05:12 PM   #19
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at what point should i pick them?

some of the bottom leaves died off and I still got a nice size ball up top.

they are about 2.5 - 3 feet hgh
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #20
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at what point should i pick them?

some of the bottom leaves died off and I still got a nice size ball up top.

they are about 2.5 - 3 feet hgh
After the frost you can pick them any time. I like them on the smaller size. Once the leaves die off they seem to grow larger. You can even pull off some of the bottom leaves to have them grow larger faster. Mine just keep on growing. lol I usually pick mine when there is enough for a meal. I don't happen to like them when they get larger and you have to cut them in half to cook them, just my preference. I just think they're sweeter the smaller they are. I'm talking 2-1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. I even eat them raw straight from the plant. HTH

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