- Plant seeds ¼-½” deep. Transplant or thin small plants to 15-18″ apart in rows 32-36″ apart.
- Transplants can be started in April for May planting.
- Transplant after 4-6 weeks. Use a starter fertilizer, soaking the root ball thoroughly prior to transplanting.
- Direct seed in late spring, as seedlings can tolerate a light frost. Brussels Sprouts can be direct seeded up until mid-late June for a continuous harvest.
- Soil temperature should be 21-26°C (70-80°F) for optimal germination in 4-7 days.
- Brussells Sprouts prefers full sun, but will tolerate part shade. Prepare a rich, loose soil that holds moisture well and has a pH
level of 6.0-6.5.
- Brussels Sprout is a heavy feeder and will also benefit from applications of boron, calcium and magnesium, particularly during the early stages of growth.
- To encourage development of the upper sprouts, pinch out the growing tip of the plant in late summer.
- Harvest sprouts as needed from the bottom of the stalk when they are about 1-1½” in diameter.
- The spouts will develop a sweeter flavour after a few light frosts.