These plants take a long time to mature, sometimes over 100 days, depending on the variety, so patience is key. You want to pick them before the buds start to turn yellow and begin to open. They should be firm, bright green, and about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. You do not need to harvest all of the sprouts at once.
Rinse the Brussels sprouts with clean,cold water. Fill a large bowl with cold water and toss the Brussels sprouts in.
When should I start brussel sprouts indoors?
– Start Indoors: 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date – Start Indoors (in fall): 12 to 16 weeks before the first frost date – Hardening Off: 7 to 10 days before transplanting – Transplant Outdoors: When seedlings are 3 inches tall
How long do Raw Brussels sprouts last in the fridge?
– Store brussels sprouts in the fridge in a plastic bag. Remove any damaged outer leaves before storage. – Brussels sprouts last for up to two weeks, but they taste best fresh. – Discard brussels sprouts that are rotten, soft, slimy, smell bad, or have large black spots.
How to know if Brussels sprouts have gone bad?
– Most times, they last longer than those detached. – Always inspect the leaves. Avoid the ones that are yellowish or brownish. – The sprouts should not have pits or cracks. – Always choose smaller sprouts. – Try buying sprouts of similar sizes. – Smell the sprouts. – Only buy Brussels sprouts that are refrigerated. – Don’t buy puffy and soft sprouts.