Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month on April, 2017: How do you grow brussel sprouts?

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How do you grow brussel sprouts?

Brussels Sprouts are a cool weather plant. They take a long time (a few months) to start sprouting. They will first get small bumps on the long stalks, then watch out! The bumps keep growing! The good thing about these plants is that you can continuously harvest them as they grow. Just remove the largest of the sprouts. They will require staking when they start bearing because they tend to get very top-heavy.

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Which fruits can I feed my 3 month old Guinea Pig?

Which fruits can I feed my 3 month old Guinea Pig?

you can feed them mant things some you can only give them alittle of somthing though they can have:

Apple (Seeds are Poisonous)

Apricot

Artichoke

Asian Pear

Asparagus

Banana (Can cause constipation)

Basil

Beet greens

Beets

Belgian Endive

Bilberries

Blackberries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage (Green)

Cabbage (Red)

Carrot tops / leaves

Carrots (Can cause liver problems)

Cauliflower / Broccoli flower

Celery leaves

Celery Root / Celeriac

Celery stalks (cut into small pieces)

Cherries (Remove stones)

Chives (Feed in moderation)

Cilantro / Chinese Parsley Coriander greens

Collard greens

Corn on cob/strings/leaves/stalks

Crabapple

Cranberries (whole fruit, not juice)

Cucumber (Not pickled)

Currants (Black-Leaves also edible)

Currants (Red)

Dandelion greens

Dates (High in Sugar when dried)

Dill

Feijoa / Pineapple Guava

Figs (High in Sugar when dried)

Garden Cress

Gooseberries

Grapefruit (Acid may cause sores on mouth)

Grapes (High in Sugar when dried)

Grass (wheat grown in pots)

Green Beans in pods / String Beans

Green Endive

Green Leek tops (Feed in moderation)

Green Onion tops Feed in moderation)

Guava

Hay (Alfalfa) (Only treats for Adults)

Hay (Orchard)

Timothy hay (Feed unlimited to Adults)

Kale (curly or plain)

Kiwi Fruit

Kohlrabi bulbs

Kohlrabi leaves

Lemon

Lettuce (Arugula)

Lettuce (Bibb)

Lettuce (Boston)

Lettuce (Butterweed)

Lettuce (Cos)

Lettuce (Dark Green Leaf)

Lettuce (Romaine)

Lime

Mango

Melon (Cantaloupe)

Melon (Honeydew)

Melon (Watermelon)

Mint

Mustard greens / Leaf Mustard

Nectarine

Orange (Acid may cause sores around mouth)

Papaya / Paw Paw / Tree Melon

Parsley (curly or plain)

Parsley root

Parsnip

Passion Fruit / Granadilla

Peach / Stone poisonous

Pear

Peas in pods, Pea Shoots

Peppers (Sweet or Bell) Red

Peppers (Sweet or Bell) Green

Peppers (Yellow)

Persimmon (American or oriental)

Pineapple (Feed in moderation)

Plum, Prune (High in Sugar when dried)

Pumpkin

Radicchio / Italian Chicory

Radishes

Raspberries

Rosehip

Rutabaga

Spinach (Feed in moderation)

Strawberries

they cant have:

Potato (Starch that's in the potato will kill them)

Sugar, like chocolate and candy (They can't digest it)

Dairy Products (This will make them sick)

Almonds (Can't digest)

What is the history and and origin of cabbage?

What is the history and and origin of cabbage?

HISTORY & ORIGINS of CABBAGE:

Cabbage history

The botanical name for cabbage is Brassica oleracea capitata. The English name cabbage comes from the French caboche, meaning head, referring to its round form.

Cabbage has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years and domesticated for over 2,500 years. Although cabbage is often connected to the Irish, the Celts brought cabbage to Europe from Asia around 600 B.C. Since cabbage grows well in cool climates, yields large harvests, and stores well during winter, it soon became a major crop in Europe.

Early cabbage was not the full-bodied head we take for granted today, but rather a more loose-leaf variety. The head variety was developed during the Middle Ages by northern European farmers.

It was French navigator Jacques Cartier who brought cabbage to the Americas in 1536.

Taking only three months growing time, one acre of cabbage will yield more edible vegetables than any other plant. Other related cabbage cousins include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, and cauliflower.

The world's largest cabbage is credited to William Collingwood of County Durham, England, whose prized cabbage in 1865 weighed in at 123 pounds.

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