Witches and ghosts weren't the only spooky things around the neighborhood for Halloween. My Brussels sprouts plant was looking pretty frightening too!
The ugliness set in while I was gone for a few weeks last month. The whiteflies came back with a vengeance, something ate big holes in the leaves, and gray moldy stuff grew all over most of the plant. There were houseflies all over it too. I wouldn't be surprised if it had warts.
Surprisingly, despite all the yuckiness, the plant is actually starting to produce sprouts now. (Although I must say, they look downright unappetizing at this point.) Maybe when we get frost, all of the ick will die and the poor plant will have a fighting chance. Bad gardener, me; I just wasn't around to help it out sooner.