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When to pick overwintering brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts bolting

When's the best time to pick overwintering brussels sprouts? About two weeks ago, based on the fact that the older sprouts are opening up on me. I hurried to pick everything --- a pretty good haul, although not as sweet as they would have been in cooler weather.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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