I wished to grow brussels sprouts. I failed to find any definitive answers about growing brussels sprouts. Even my go-to book by Damrosch was like "Yeah you'll just have to figure out what works in your area by trial and error."
So this was Trial 1.
Trial 1 did not involve any record keeping.
That was, of course, Error 1.
Digging through photographical evidence, it seems we put the sprout starts out in early July. I probably started them in early/mid June. They were planted in a part of the garden that turned out very Wild West. It was a crowded mishmash of unlabeled gods know what, so they didn't really get caught well by my camera sweeps that are a lazy substitute for actual garden records.
But here's what they looked like the start of fall when most of the other plants had been torn out:
|This one kinda looks like the stalks I see in the stores!|
The other two were runty and sproutsless.
|The sprouts are not nice little cabbage heads though.|
They're all open and fluffy.
|But they did up fine in the pan.|
|And they ate.|
They were a million times more appetizing than the rest of this meal.
Did you know that Pamela's gluten-free mix is like 99% sugar? Gross.
Stay tuned like two or three years from now for Trial 2...