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Gardening Advice from Pros

January 13, 2017

Ever wish you could go back in time to give your younger self gardening advice you’ve learned with age? Well, Theresa Loe of Living Homegrown invited eight top gardening pros (me included) asking us what we’d tell our younger selves if we could go back in time.

Fine pruning gardening advice

Pruning done right is both art & science. Done wrong, it may be an irreparable hack job.

Living Homegrown Podcast: Essential Garden Lessons with 8 Experts

And, after the episode be sure download the .pdf of advice Theresa offers via the podcast.

Too, if you need more help with your basic gardening challenges, explore the links below, comment below with your questions or just contact us to set up a garden coaching session!


  1. Ellen Brenden says:

    I have new growth srouting from the stalks of my Brussels sprout plants from last year. Can I grow new plants from these? Will they produce more sprouts? If so, should I leave them in the ground or make cuttings and put them in water to grow roots?

  2. Ellen,

    Brussels sprouts often overwinter and then produce in Spring. Taking cuttings to create new plants probably isn’t ideal. If they’re producing, you could try to get an early spring harvest from them before you remove them to plant for the next season. Don’t be too surprised if they just start flowering rather than forming tight, yummy buds to eat. Generally, it’s preferable to remove last season’s crops and cycle in a non-brassica where brassicas like these were grown in the past year (or 3-5 years) to keep down on pest and disease issues. All of that being said, without seeing your garden in person, it’s hard to know the best course of action. Good luck!

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