Hey Everyone! I have a question about brussel sprouts. I planted my plants this spring and they're growing like weeds. They're about waist high and I had to stake all of them because they began falling over they were so tall. I would take off the leaves of the lower ones as the buttons started to come up and get big but now I have started to not take off the leaves and they're getting pretty tall. I'm a little concerned because the buttons don't seem to be getting that big. There was a period in time they seemed to grow quickly but it seems like button growth has plateued. I know they are more of a cool weather vegetable. Will they start to grow more once it gets cooler? We had some pretty hot days this summer and I'm worried that may have disrupted their growth some. Some are coming in loose...but most are coming in good and tight. Just not big. About the size of a fingernail. Maybe a tad bigger. There's even little plants sprouting at the base of some of the plants....and they really are about 3-4ft high! I just don't get why the buttons aren't doing any better.
Thanks in advance! All my other vegetables did GREAT this year!