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    Default Brussels Sprouts

    Just a quick question.

    This is the 1st year for me growing sprouts. I am growing Wellington Brussels sprouts. I have just planted out my sprouts and have noticed that the stem is growing purple. Is this normal?

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    That's perfectly fine & looks healthy.
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    Oh good. Thought something was wrong with it because the other 5 don't have a purple stem.
    Well I do have 12 sprouts but 6 of them have grown really good while the others are just a little bigger then when I bought them.

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    They're a long term plant, you'll be picking them in winter..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    They're a long term plant, you'll be picking them in winter..............
    I am going to sound stupid now saying this. But what you mean long term? That they take awhile to grow?

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    Yes, they will be in the ground for a few months.
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    Ah right. Do they produce loads on one plant?

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    They'll end up looking like this - though these aren't Wellington.

    You should be picking them from about November to February
    So they're in the ground for a long time.
    Lots of info in the GYO Growing Guide Growing Brussels Sprouts | How To Grow | Grow Your Own
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