Select Healthy Brussels Sprouts: Choose firm, unblemished Brussels sprouts with tightly packed leaves. Cut off the bottom 1-2 inches of the stem and remove any damaged or wilted leaves.
Prepare the Soil: Brussels sprouts prefer well-drained, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. If your soil is lacking in nutrients, consider adding compost or organic fertilizer before planting.
Plant the Brussels Sprouts: Create shallow holes about 12-18 inches apart in the soil. Place the Brussels sprouts scraps in the holes, stem-side down, and cover them with soil, leaving the top 1/3 of the scrap露出。
Fertilize: Feed the Brussels sprouts with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. This will help promote healthy growth and yield.
Pest and Disease Control: Brussels sprouts can be susceptible to aphids, cabbage worms, and powdery mildew. Regularly inspect your plants for signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate action (such as spraying with neem oil or removing infected leaves) to prevent or control any issues.
Harvesting: Brussels sprouts are ready to harvest when the sprouts are firm and about 1-2 inches in diameter. Harvest them by twisting or cutting them off the stem, leaving the lower leaves intact.
Storing Brussels Sprouts: Freshly harvested Brussels sprouts can be stored in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them for up to 1 year by blanching them briefly in boiling water and then transferring them to an airtight container.