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By Ringo

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why have my sprouts opened up like centre-less mini cabbages on a stem. They are not solid and you can just squash them



There are a few reasons why sprouts 'blow' like this. The most often is that the plants were not planted firmly enough. They really do like to be planted deeply and as my old gardener tutor always said 'wi' an 'ammer'.
They can also blow if grown in sandy soil.
They can also blow if there has been an interruption in their growth, bad weather, drought, etc.
Having said that, you can still eat the blown sprouts. Just use any of the recipes for Sprout tops which you can find.

23 Dec, 2008

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