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Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby Weed Butcher » May 29, 2012 4:43 pm

So I have these brown spots all over my brussell sprouts leaves? I thought maybe it was because it was so dry? Anyone familiar with this? I haven't grown them before so I'm a little unfamiliar with them.
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby davefrombc » May 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Those are lambs quarters/ pigweed/ goosefoot/ amaranth (all common names for the same weed) in your picture.
It is a delicious spring green that often shows up in new gardens and areas the soil has been disturbed.
The spots on the leaves look like insect damage to me .
Brussels Sprouts appear the same as cabbage , broccoli and related brassicas in seedlings and early growth.
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby Weed Butcher » May 29, 2012 5:07 pm

Awesome...so I've been weeding weeds?!!!!! Christ....i planted seeds there and had no idea...guessing they didn't' come up? So much for brussel Sprouts.
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby Weed Butcher » May 29, 2012 5:09 pm

is it too late to plant brussel sprouts?
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby Dumbo » May 29, 2012 5:28 pm

Weed Butcher wrote:Awesome...so I've been weeding weeds?!!!!! Christ....


LOL yup. That isn't brussel sprouts heh

Yeah it's too late to plant from seed. To plant from seed you need like a 3.5 month head start before planting time.

Or I guess you could always buy some already big enough...
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby Dumbo » May 29, 2012 5:40 pm

here is a pic of some in my garden.
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby CdnChelsea » May 29, 2012 8:43 pm


Well.....nice try but now you can live up to your screen name and go butcher some weeds.

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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby davefrombc » May 29, 2012 9:29 pm

Don't weed them and toss them if you like spinach .. Young lambs quarters ( nicest name for them) make a great green like spinach.. Just clean them , trim off root and steam or boil just to wilted .. You can serve with a squeeze of lemon , vinegar , bit of butter or plain.... just as you would spinach or a similar green. Those "weeds" are great eating .
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby Mostly Weeds » May 29, 2012 9:30 pm

dude that sucks =/

i laughed for a bit then i felt bad but then i laughed a little bit more. this is totally something i could have seen myself doing.

i vote you buy some transplants to save the season too, if you're really wanting to grow your own "sprussel brouts"
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Re: Brown spots on Brussell Sprouts

Postby DonnaZn2SK » May 30, 2012 12:46 am

You need a fairly long season for Brussels sprouts. I only grew them once. I got tiny little grape-sized sprouts full of worm damage. I buy sprouts in the store now - same goes for broccoli.

If you want to grow them now, buy some transplants. Be prepared for the cabbage worms. The sprouts taste better after a frost.

I am not a fan of eating weeds in my garden, I bet Dave thinks portulaca is edible too... :lol:
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