Brussels Sprouts: How to grow

Brussels Sprouts: How to grow

Brussels Sprouts are not just for Christmas!

This tasty and nutritious vegetable is fantastic to grow and once you’ve perfected the art, you will be able to grow any other brassica (cabbage, broccoli, kale and cauliflowers) with ease, as the method is the same!

A good Brussels Sprouts variety to try is Brussels Sprouts Crispus.


Step 1

Brussels Sprouts: How to grow - Step 1

Prepare the ground

To prepare the ground for Brussels Sprouts, dig well in autumn and add Westland Garden Lime if soil is acidic. Then leave the ground over winter as sprouts require firm soil.

Step 2

Brussels Sprouts: How to grow - Step 2

Sowing Brussels Sprout seeds

Sow your seeds in modules using Gro-Sure Seed and Cutting Compost

Sowing times vary depending on the variety, so it’s always a good idea to check the seed packet.

Step 3

Brussels Sprouts: How to grow - Step 3

How to plant out Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts should be planted out at about 5-7 weeks after germination.

A few days before planting out, add a good quality fertiliser to the ground, such as Growmore Fertiliser or organic Chicken Manure Pellets.

When planting out, use your foot to press the ground around the roots firmly to ensure the seedlings are well anchored.

Water well to reduce the risk of stress.

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