Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A lesson learned

So, where did I go wrong? The poor wee Rubine Brussels sprouts are only the size of small marbles.
I did a little research on growing them, and it may be that they needed more manure/compost. I am still learning how much food, water and sun veggies require for a bumper crop.
Does anyone have some advise/secrets on growing Brussels sprouts?

6 comments:

vrtlarica said...

Well, I guess a lesson will be learned once you find out what happened with them... Its a shame how they ended, and I don’t have any advice. It looks like they didn’t have any water for long time...

Darla said...

I wish I could help.. I'll be tuning in when you get the information though.

Bonnie Story said...

Hi! I LOVE your header with the birds, that is great! As for B-Sprouts, they were a total failure in our neighborhood mega-garden last year, and this year we shant even plant any. They produced only a bumper crop of aphids. Not sure why they went so wrong! The cabbage and broccoli, rutabaga, etc all were fantastic but the Brussels just went nowhere. So obviously I'm no help!! Have a great day - Bonnie

dinzie said...

They need a very firm soil around them ...Too fryable soil and they don't do well .....

And yes - lots of compost ..

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Bangchik said...

We learn and make adjustment along the way..., all of us. ~bangchik

Gardeness said...

I grew them for the first time starting last year. I think because I add compost and a chicken manure to the bed each year, that must have helped??