Brussel Sprouts Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Brassicaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:
Moderate

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
When to Start Indoors:
May,June
Sprouting Time:
7-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-30
Depth:
5mm deep
Spacing (cm):
30-40cm
Row Spacing (cm):
75-90cm
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
115 days
When To Harvest:
August, September
How to Harvest:
Harvest after frost once sprouts have formed, starting at the bottom

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves
Potential Health Benefits:
Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant, Cancer-Fighting , Digestive System

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Chamomile, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Sage
What Plants to Avoid:
Eggplant, Pepper, Potato, Tomato
Common Pests:
Slugs, flea beetle, cabbage worms
Common Disease:
Clubroot. Prevent disease with a strict 4-year crop rotation, avoiding planting Brassicas in the same spot more than once every four years.
Bonus Grow Tips:
In spring harvest flowering stalk, steam or eat raw

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