Growing Brussels sprouts

Brassica sp. : Brassicaceae / the mustard or cabbage family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Brussels sprouts in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 7°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 45 - 60 cm apart
  • Harvest in 14-28 weeks. Pick sprouts when small. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

05 Dec 22, Raymond Stroud (Australia - tropical climate)
Not a listing for thailand but it's hot and dry most of the year Can sprouts be grown here, im not sure but I would like to try Any advice that could help appreciated
14 Dec 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
They need cool/cold weather.
27 Nov 22, Donald Herster Green (USA - Zone 6b climate)
when to put out brussel sprout transplants in zone 6b
21 Mar 23, GodsChild17 (USA - Zone 9a climate)
You need to go to the top of this page and where it says zone click that and it’s a drop down menu and select your zone
16 Nov 22, brian hoare (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
When is a good time to grow brussels sprouts in cool climate from seeds to avoid hot weather?
17 Nov 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check the planting guide here for your climate zone.
03 May 22, kathy (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I planted my brussel sprouts in the fall and they haven't produced any brussel sprouts, only stalk and leaves. They are still in the ground. I used 8-8-8 fertilizer. Do I need to use a different fertilizer?
05 May 22, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Gardenate advises plant in SEPT. They need cool or cold weather for best results.
06 Feb 22, Novene Manley (USA - Zone 8b climate)
First time growing Brussel Sprouts. Is it o.k. to cut off the larger outer leaves if they are yellowed or otherwise damaged? Will that affect the sprouts in any way?
21 Mar 23, GodsChild17 (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Did you read this article? It said yes we should absolutely cut off any discolored or damaged leaves, the same goes with EVERY plant in the garden. The reason is because the plant will focus all of its energy on trying to fix its damaged leaves so you should avoid it wasting energy like that and chop them off!!! You want the plant to focus ALL of its energy on growing the actual fruits or whatever it’s supposed to grow.
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Hi My Brussel sprouts were growing really well and now with the buds forming they are all loose and floppy. Is there something that I can do to stop that? Thanks in advance.

- Jess

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