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15/04/2013 at 10:36
All you Brussels sprout experts, I need some help! Over the last couple of seasons my Brussels have suffered quite a number of 'blown' sprouts, whilst all my other brassicas have performed brilliantly. I know that sprouts must be firmly bedded in the ground to avoid 'wind-shake', and I make sure the soil is well stamped on, and some of the taller plants I stake,but some of the plants still go astray. They are grown at the allotment, which is on the side of a south-facing hill, and I spread Growmore early in the season around the brassica beds. Plants are raised by myself from seed, and I have tried several varieties but the problem still occurs. Should I be using alternative fertilisers, or none at all? Any thoughts out there gratefully received!
15/04/2013 at 14:21
i,m following this one Pen ,, lots of our allotmenteers also have done the same as you and still they blow,as you say any help is good
good luck Alan
15/04/2013 at 14:35

I don't grow sprouts nowadays, don't have the space, but this question stirred a memory from a GQT a long time ago - I remembered something about nitrogen as the sprouts are forming - I've Googled and come up with this 

http://www.allotment.org.uk/vegetable/brussels-sprouts/index.php

 

scroll down to Pests and Problems

hope it helps - let me know next Christmas 

15/04/2013 at 20:37
Thanks Dove!
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